Coronavirus spreads to 11 councils in Ondo

Akure has the highest cases of COVID-19 in Ondo state with twenty-two persons infected by the virus so far.

This is according to figures released by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the weekly media briefing.

He said eleven local government areas have been affected by COVID-19 pandemic.

The affected councils are Akure South (22), Odigbo (three), Owo (three), Ose (three), Akure North (two), Ondo West (five), Okitipupa (two), Akoko South East (one), Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo (one) and Ifedore (one).

Akeredolu said the increasing infection rate called for concern and that worse days are approaching faster than anticipated.

He regretted that measures put in place by his administration were not properly complied with.

The governor said the curfew imposed in the state remained between 7pm and 7am.

He ordered the closure of sports viewing centres until further notice and urged religious leaders to adhere to COVID-19 protocols.