The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has doused the tension emanating from the news that he had gone into self-isolation over the Coronavirus disease.
Fayemi urged Ekiti citizens not to panic over the development, saying he only took precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.
The governor said the action became imperative having gone in contact with those suspected of having of covid-19.
Fayemi on Tuesday broke the news on his twitter handle that he had self-isolated, following startling and shocking revelation that some top presidential aides and his colleague governors, had tested positive to the disease.
Fayemi, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said: “No cause for alarm, I just took this step as a normal precautionary measure”.
Fayemi added further :
“with the circumstance we find ourselves today, every citizen must engage in personal hygiene and take actions that can help us overcome this challenge and that exactly I have done.
“I had had gone in contact with those having suspected cases and I felt I have to do this to help the situation.”,
Fayemi urged the citizens to abide by the directive on social distancing and hand washing to safeguard the state from spreading the disease.