Having observed the trend in respect of COVID-19 and the possibility of its undeterminable spread, the Government of Ondo State has ordered the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states.
The state shares borders with Ekiti, Osun, Kogi, Edo and Elefon, a coastal border that has recently witnessed heavy human traffic from Lagos and Ogun.
This order prohibits inter-state travels into the state and takes effect from 6.00 pm on Thursday, 2nd April, 2020. Security operatives, as well as monitoring teams, have been put on the alert to enforce this order as part of measures already taken to stem COVID-19 incursion into Ondo State.
In a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday by the
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon Donald Ojogo in a statement to journalists on Wednesday said the time has come for the state to braze up and defend the territorial integrity of the state.
According to the statement, “To His Glory, Ondo State has remained one of the states in the country without a single confirmed case of COVID-19. This is an uncommon Grace Government and indeed, the people must not take for granted.
“As a way of thanking God and seeking His face for this immeasurable Grace and continuous Favour, Government hereby declares a 3-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Thursday, 2nd to Saturday, 4th April for Ondo State and the country at large.
The government, therefore, urged the good people of Ondo State to use this period to stand firm in prayers and remain inexorable in His praise as mankind faces this pandemic.