The Ondo state government has announced
the cancellation of the special concession granted Churches across the State to celebrate the Easter Sunday/Services.
The development is not unconnected to the confirmation of the second cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday.
Statement signed by Mr. Donald Ojogo on Saturday made the latest government decision public.
Below is the statement as obtained by Nigerian cable news online Unedited:
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.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation
April 11, 2020