Commercial sex workers and their customers were apprehended over the weekend at a brothel in Akure, the state capital.
The sex workers numbering at least 18 were arrested at Shasha area of the state for flouting the dusk to dawn curfew meant to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
Chairman of the Special Task Force on COVID-19 Enforcement and Compliance in the state, who led the team to arrest the sex workers, made the disclosure in an interview.
Odebowale said the sex workers were arrested alongside five of their clients at the brothel.
He revealed that the sex workers have been quarantined and their blood samples collected for tests in order to determine their health status.
He said, “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.”
Speaking, the Ondo State epidemiologist, Dr Steven Fagbemi, confirmed that the blood samples of the arrested sex workers had been taken for test by health officials.
He added that the sex workers had also been profiled in order to do proper contact tracing in case theirs results came out positive.