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COVID-19: Osun govt confirms index case, as Oyetola, wife tests negative

Osun State authorities on Wednesday confirmed an index case of Coronavirus, as the governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and his wife examined negative for the virus.

Oyetola disclosed this throughout a press convention on the authorities home, Osogbo, the state capital Wednesday afternoon.

“Sadly, I need to say that now we have the primary confirmed case of the novel Coronavirus within the State. It was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

“The case is a returnee from the United Kingdom and is presently receiving remedy.

“The sample was tested at NCDC accredited Testing Centre, which is the African Centre of Excellence in Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede, Osun and the result returned positive on Tuesday night”, Oyetola defined .

The governor added that there have been different circumstances of the virus that had examined negative after thorough investigation.

Oyetola opined that the federal government had contacted the household of the affected person and has since commenced contact tracing to determine individuals who might need been involved with the confirmed case.

Speaking on what compelled him to topic himself and his household to a medical examination to determine his standing, Oyetola stated : “Considering the truth that I used to be in Abuja for the higher a part of final week, as a approach of main by instance, I’ve additionally subjected myself to check. My wife, due to her latest journey historical past additionally subjected herself to check. Both got here again negative.

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“To this finish, I need to passionately encourage all returnees from UK, US, Europe, the West African Coast and certainly different excessive danger international locations to self-isolate and submit themselves to check, so as to help the federal government in containing the unfold of the virus.

“To additional include the unfold, the next measures take speedy impact: One, a Taskforce has been set as much as man all land borders and conduct preliminary screening.

“Two, all main markets will likely be shut down with impact from Friday, March 27. However, merchants are allowed to promote meals objects in entrance of their homes. Pharmacies are additionally exempted from this ban. Three, the ban on public gatherings, church providers, Mosques, social occasions and political conferences amongst others stay in pressure.

“Fellow residents and residents of our pricey State, do to not panic, the case is underneath management. I need to urge you all to proceed to watch needed precautionary measures by recurrently washing your palms with water and cleaning soap and in addition preserve the prescribed social distance.

“As part of our efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the State, we have set up holding centres and the one in Asubiaro Specialist Hospital, Osogbo, is up and running, to isolate and treat suspected and reported cases of the virus in the State”, Oyetola concluded .


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