dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on people in the
State that had taken the first shots.
The State Commissioner for Health and Human services, Dr. Oyebanji
Filani who made this known in Ado Ekiti, reiterated the commitment of
the Fayemi led administration to the healthcare of the people,
assuring that no stone would be left unturned towards checkmating the
deadly virus in the State.
Dr. Filani said that the State would continue to cooperate with the
Federal Government and abide by the decisions of the Presidential
Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19.
According to him, the State government has continued to limit
government meetings to virtual platforms as much as possible while
regular temperature check and No mask, No entry policy in the public
setting, workplace buildings, businesses and places of worship,
markets and motor parks are encouraged as part of efforts at keeping
the virus at bay in the State.
Filani stressed that the restrictions on mass gatherings outside
workplace settings, with a maximum number of 50 people in an enclosed
space for events including weddings and funerals, is still in force,
emphasizing that physical distancing measures must be observed and
other non-pharmaceutical interventions in place and enforced in
Soliciting the continued support of people in the State for
Government’s efforts at safeguarding their health and ensuring a
healthy environment in the State, the Commissioner stressed the
importance of wearing facemasks in public gatherings, proper hand
washing and use of hand-sanitizers as well as maintaining social
distancing even after receiving the vaccine.
He also appealed to the public to continue to cooperate with
vaccinators whom he noted are providing an exceptionally important
service to the State in the trying times of global pandemic.
Filani advised residents of the state to take advantage of the
government’s gesture to get vaccinated, stressing that getting
immunized remained the most effective way to curtail the virus.