From Monday February 1, all private and public hospitals in the Ekiti State will begin to test for COVID 19, all patients with fever, cough and catarrh.
The State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani who gave the directive, explained 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.