Ekiti State Government has said the wife of a soldier, who brought Covid-19 disease from Katsina State, despite prohibition of interstate movements in the state, will be sanctioned.
The woman, who came to visit her husband working at Oye-Ekiti, was discovered to have contracted the pandemic after her husband alerted the task force when she started showing symptoms of the disease.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, who spoke on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, said the woman had committed an offence.
“Although it was the husband who alerted us, it is an offence against the state and the Ministry of Justice will take appropriate actions against her at the right time”, she said.
The commissioner said that the woman’s husband, who was the main contact, had been quarantined for 14 days in accordance with the World Health Organisation’s guidelines
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Health, Dr. Jimlas Ogunsakin, said that seven men, who forcefully entered the state from Kano State and three women, who sneaked in from Oyo State, had been isolated to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Information Commissioner Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua said the government had constituted an Environmental Task Force to monitor compliance with the use of face masks in public.
He said starting from Friday, the security agencies have been mandated to arrest those not using face masks, adding that such people will be prosecuted.