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Compulsory COVID-19 Test In Health Facilities In Ekiti State

Ekiti State Government has directed both private and public hospitals
in the State to test all patients with fever, cough and catarrh for Covid-19.

In a statement in Ado Ekiti, the State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani explains that the move is part of efforts to curtail the spread of the virus in the State.

According to him, the symptoms of the current wave of Covid-19 is
similar to some other known and common diseases such as malaria and respiratory tract infection adding that it may also be asymptomatic.

Filani also warned that the State Government would not hesitate to sanction any hospital that fails to comply with government’s directive.

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