COVID-19: Ondo Cancels Easter Services

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The goverment of Ondo state has orderd the cancellation of all Easter services in the state in response to the second Coronavirus case in the state.

Donald Ojogo, the state commissioner of information and orientation made this known in a statement released to the press.

The statement reads thus:

“COVID-19: Ondo Cancels Easter Services

The State Government notes with deep concern the second index case. This development has once again, reinforced the need to deepen our collective efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ondo State COVID-19 Response Team has reported that the second index case having travelled from Lagos to Ondo State must give the Government greater concern to avoid community transmission.

Against the backdrop of the above, the Ondo State Government has directed the cancellation of the special concession granted Churches across the State to celebrate the Easter Sunday/Service. This decision was taken after due consultations with the leadership of the Christain Association of Nigeria(CAN).

All measures and steps taken in respect of COVID-19 still remain in force. In particular, Government has taken further steps to effectively man the boundaries in the light of reported cases of compromise and breach of the directive to close all inter-state entry points into Ondo State.

Donald Ojogo
Commissioner for Information and Orientation
April 11, 2020″

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