On the 2nd of March, 2020, Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi set up a 40-man Ekiti State Task Force on the deadly Coronavirus following a State address. In addition, facilities and infrastructure have been activated to prepare against the virus and manage the infection, if necessary.
Sequel to the State Address, The Government of Ekiti State put in place essential infrastructure and resources to screen Ekiti bound passengers from all major motor parks leading into Ekiti State and at the land borders.
The 40-person Taskforce on Coronavirus that was earlier constituted by Governor Kayode Fayemi will also work closely with the leadership of the Road Transport Network — NURTW to maintain passenger manifests for fast trace-ability if the need arises.
The Government of Ekiti State also reactivated its response and surveillance team for the prevention of the deadly viral infection. The epidemic surveillance officers have swung into action by moving into rural communities for coordinated patrol and extensive sensitization.
Also, a 24/7 Emergency Operation Center was set up to coordinate its response to the virus, dedicated hotlines have been made available to the public to call if they suspect infection. The National Emergency Number 112 is also active in Ekiti State.