Health

Delta Variant: Ogun Govt. Mobilises For Increased Testing

Ogun State government is to embark on the mobilization for testing in the five high burdened local government areas of the state, with an advice to the residents to ensure strict adherence to public health and social measures in place to protect themselves from the virulent Delta variant of SARS Cov-2. 

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker made this known in a statement made available in Abeokuta.

The commissioner urged the residents to use proven public health and social measures such as physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and proper use of face masks to prevent infections and save lives.

Dr. Coker enjoined community leaders, religious leaders, media houses and other stakeholders to join hands with the Ogun State Government to encourage strict compliance to proper hand washing, regular and correct use of face mask, two meters physical distancing in public places and avoidance of crowded gatherings.

The commissioner noted that the Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre Disease Control, NCDC, had alerted the country of the confirmation of the virulent Delta variant of SARS Cov-2. 

Dr. Coker announced that Ogun State has experienced a gradual rise in cases with fifteen new incidents in the last two weeks compared to two cases in the whole month of June 2021.

She said four persons are currently being managed in the isolation centre that have been empty in the last one month including two new deaths in the last three weeks.

Wale Oluokun

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