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Osun SSG Tests Positive for Covid-19

The Secretary to the Osun State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, who made this known through a press statement in Osogbo also confirmed the discovery of 10 additional cases in the state. 

Dr Isamotu also added that one patient had equally been discharged after testing negative for the virus.

The commissioner noted that one of the reasons for the sudden rise in the Covid-19 cases in the state was largely due to the nonchalant attitude of residents to the laid-down precautionary measures against the spread of the virus. 

Dr Isamotu hinted that there were strong reasons to believe the state now has community transmission around Ilesa axis of the state, warning that unless citizens and residents change their ways, the government might be forced to impose another lockdown on the state. 

While noting that the 11 new cases were from the contact tracing of previous cases in the state, the Health Commissioner also revealed that with the latest development, the number of confirmed cases in the state had risen to 127 with 74 active cases.

Adenitan Akinola

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