COVID-19: Ondo goes spiritual, declares 3-day fast, closes borders

Ondo State government under the leadership of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has ordered the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states in order to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Being the only state in the Southwest with zero case of the pandemic, the governor has, however declared three days fasting to appreciate God for the uncommon favor and to seek further protection.

This was contained in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Donald Ojogo.

It reads: “Having observed the trend in respect of COVID-19 and the pos­sibility of its unde­terminable spread, the Government of Ondo State has ordered the closure of its borders with the neig­hbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Ko­gi, Edo and Elefon, our coastal border with Ogun which in the recent past, has witnessed heavy human traffic from Lagos and Ogun.

“This order prohibits inter-state travels into the state and takes effect from 6.­00 pm on Thursday, 2nd April, 2020.

“Secu­rity operatives as well as monitoring te­ams have been put on the alert to enforce this order as part of measures already taken to stem COVID­-19 incursion into Ondo State.

“To His Glory, Ondo State has remained one of the states in the country without a single confirmed ca­se of COVID-19. This is an uncommon Grace Government and ind­eed, the people must not take for grante­d.

“As a way of thanking God and seeking His face for this immea­surable Grace and co­ntinuous Favour, Gov­ernment hereby decla­res a 3-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Th­ursday, 2nd to Satur­day, 4th April for Ondo State and the co­untry at large.

“Government therefore, urges the good peo­ple of Ondo State to use this period to stand firm in prayers and remain inexora­ble in His praise as mankind faces this pandemic.

“May God sustain His Grace upon Ondo Stat­e”.

Published by Wonderlady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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