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Friday, May 8, 2020

Abiodun to Politicians: Stop Spreading Falsehood To Undermine Efforts Of Our Health Workers

Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Governor Dapo Abiodun on Friday warned politicians and their agents to refrain from spreading fake and malicious information ostensibly to misinform the people and undermine the efforts of the health workers towards  flattening the COVID - 19 curve in the state.

Abiodun who noted that the Gateway State was experiencing an astronomical increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, said the unpatriotic acts of deliberately spreading falsehood would only heighten the already tense environment and cause unnecessary panic amongst the populace.

The Governor spoke at the  Oke - Mosan Governor's Office, Abeokuta,  while addressing reporters about the lockdown and efforts being made by the administration towards combating the Coronavirus Pandemic.

While extending the lockdown of the state by another one week as his administration considered preservation of human lives above other things, lamented that many of residents and citizens had shown shocking and utter disregard to all safety measures such as social distancing, wearing of face mask in public among others, which were recommended  to prevent the spread of virus in the state.

Abiodun said that until curative drugs or vaccines were found for the Coronavirus,  the fate of the citizens and residents were now in their hands regarding abiding by the safety measures already enunciated by the health experts which when followed, would keep one safe from Pandemic and prevent its spread in the state.

 He noted that the state had witnessed  an astronomical rise in COVID - 19 cases, saying there were 100 confirmed cases,  20 discharged cases, two deaths and 78 active cases who were undergoing treatment at the Isolation Centres.

He urged the people not to panic, assuring that as an administration, they would continue to do what was  right and  proper to keep the state safer.

According to him, over 10,000 people have been screened while over 700 others have also been tested for the virus  infection.

He said: "Let me also state that it is important that we all refrain from spreading fake and malicious information directed at deliberately misinforming the people and undermining the efforts our healthcare workers. 

"These unpatriotic acts will only heighten the already tense environment and cause unnecessary panic amongst the populace. At this point in the history of our nation, we all owe it a duty to ensure that we all contribute our quotas to the development of humanity. Together, we will all win the war against this common enemy of humanity."


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