Ekiti State Government has unveiled the state COVID-19 Response Hub, designed to identify itinerary of positive cases in order to curtail incidence of community spread of coronavirus in the state. The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi disclosed that the Geographic Information System- based application would also help strengthen the mechanism to combat spread of the Coronavirus.
Fayemi while unveiling the interactive website in Ado-Ekiti , added that technology of the response hub was adopted to serve as a platform for residents to take, “a self-assessment test to determined their risk of the infection while people with symptoms of the virus can report directly to the right channels for quick response without going to the hospital and endangering the lives of others.”
He stressed that the confidentiality of users of the platform, he explained that the hub can be accessed via smart phones and other internet http://www.covid19. ekitistate.gov.ng.
He said it would serve as tool to map and manage the State’s medical facilities effectively and reach vulnerable population to provide effective interventions and palliatives.
The governor further added that the interface offered a secured payment platform for direct donations to Ekiti State Resources Mobilisation accounts, a development he said, would enhance credibility and transparency of resources donated in the collective fight against the virus.
He urged the people of the state to utilize the hub to keep themselves abreast of information and useful tips on fighting the virus.
“Utilize the system also to report symptoms of Covid-19 you or any member of your community might be experiencing,” he advised.