No fewer than 18 commercial sex workers have reportedly been apprehended in Ondo State for flouting the state government's lockdown order.
Chairman of the Special Task Force on COVID-19 Enforcement and Compliance in the state, Doyin Odebowale who confirmed this to newsmen, revealed that the sex workers alongside five of their clients were arrested at a brothel in Shasha, an area in Akure, the state's capital.
Odebowale disclosed that the sex workers have been quarantined and their blood samples collected for tests in order to determine their health status.
"They have been together and they are in a high rise situation, so we have to invite our health expert through the state epidemiologist to ascertain their health status." he said
The Ondo State epidemiologist, Dr Steven Fagbemi,also confirmed that the blood samples of the arrested sex workers had been taken for test by health officials.