Kwara State Government on Sunday warned residents against continuous violations of COVID-19 safety protocols, warning that all efforts to flatten the curve may be in vain if citizens continue to violate laid down protocols.
This was made known in a release signed by spokesman of the COVID-19 Committee and chief press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.
“The last few days have seen sudden rise in our infection rates while more deaths have been recorded. On Sunday morning, the state recorded another death, taking its casualties to 30, while some other serious cases are being managed. More cases are being recorded. The time to stop being complacent is now.
“The government appeals to Kwarans to avoid crowded places, use their face masks while in public space, sneeze into their elbows, and wash their hands with soap constantly,” he said.
“Even as the Yuletide approaches, the government urges citizens to kindly note that COVID-19 is still with us, and we must avoid anything that may trigger public health emergency in the state.”
The Ravens NG gathered that Kwara State had recorded 1112 confirmed cases, out of which 1,054 have been discharged after getting well.
There are fears of a second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria after some lull in the rate of infections.