OPENING & GENERAL UPDATE
- Ekiti State, it is my delight to address you, yet again on the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Let me first and foremost thank you for your prayers, solidarity, calls, messages and goodwill during the period of my isolation and treatment for COVID-19. I thank God that I am now certified free of the virus after 10 days of isolation and treatment during which I took two separate tests which eventually came back negative. I deeply appreciate your concerns and prayers during tis trying time.
- The fact I could contract the virus in spite of the conscious effort to protect myself and people around me underscores my consistent warnings that we should never take things for granted. It also proves that indeed he virus is real and here, and that, it is a respecter of no persons. That is why I have always maintained that we cannot be vigilant enough until we have collectively come to the end of this pandemic. I therefore implore you, dear compatriots, to take extra measures to ensure that you keep yourself safe.
- The second lesson to learn from my experience is that the virus is not a death sentence. The key weapon is early detection (through testing), isolation and treatment. From our experience, we have successfully treated and discharged about 67 cases in Ekiti today while we still have about 83 active cases. So far, we have, regrettably, recorded two deaths which occurred because the two cases were brought in when the situation had gone beyond control. You would also notice that we have recorded more cases since last month when I addressed you.