The Commissioner for Health in Ekiti, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, says the state government will commence random test of residents across all the 16 Local Government Areas of the state next week.
Yaya-Kolade made this known in Ado Ekiti at a news conference by the State COVID-19 Task Force Committee.
She said the exercise was to avert likelihood of community spread of the pandemic in the state.
According to her, the random test, which would be done across every nook and cranny, must be undertaken in view of the geometric increase in the number of COVID-19 victims.
She, however, clarified that this did not mean the testing would be done by coercion, but through adequate sensitisation.