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COVID-19: Ondo advises Muslims against large gatherings

The Ondo State goverment has advised Muslims in the state against converging for Eid prayers for the Eid al-Adha Celebration.

The Chairman of the state Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19 , Professor Adesegun Fatusi announced this in Akure at the end of the Committee’s meeting.

The league of Imams and Alfas in Ondo state had earlier ordered Muslim faithful to go for Eid prayers charging coordinators of the prayers to ensure strict compliance with covid 19 measures at the various praying grounds.

The goverment has appealed to the Muslim ummah to show understanding in this regard and support government in stemming down the spread of Coronavirus in the State.

Professor Fatusi then enjoined all Muslims to celebrate the festival with their families at home and also use the occasion to pray for Allah’s intervention in the battle against COVID-19 in Nigeria and Ondo State in particular.

He also emphasized on adhering to all precautionary measures against COVID-19 while reminding residents that Government had not rescinded any of the directives targeted at curbing the pandemic including use of face masks, hand washing , social and physical distancing, personal hygiene and all other safety hints against COVID-19.

Professor Fatusi said that the Inter-ministerial Task Force and other security agencies had been mobilized across the State to ensure compliance with the government’s directive.

Ondo State currently has 1,123 confirmed cases with 23 Deaths.

Residents had been raising concerns over disregard for covid 19 directives in many public places in the state and non -enforcement of such rules. #

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