Breaking: Secretary to the Osun state government tests positive for Coronavirus

Report reaching Efogator Media from Oshogbo says Wole Oyebamiji, the secretary to the Osun state government has tested positive for Coronavirus.

Dr. Rafiu Isamotu who is Osun state Commissioner for Health made the announcement on yesterday, Tuesday, June 30, while confirming the 10 additional cases of Covid-19 in the state.

According to Dr. Isamotu, nonchalant attitude of citizens and residents of Osun state is to be blamed for the sudden rise in the COVID-19 cases in Osun.

Furthermore, he disclosed that one patient was discharged after testing negative.

He stated clearly that Osun cases have been on the rise consistently in the last two weeks or so, and the reason is not farfetched, it is the negligence of our people.

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According to DR. Isamotu, the people are beginning to be too casual about the spread of the virus. The lack of strict adherence to safety protocols and guidelines is one of the main reasons for the rise.

As a matter of fact, we are beginning to suspect that we have community transmission within and around Ilesa area of the state.

He also stated that Government is reviewing the cases. Soon, we shall announce other stricter measures to contain the spread of the virus in that axis.

 “Today, we intensified our enforcement drive. All those arrested were made to go through a compulsory course on COVID-19 preventive protocols.

We will go a step further by setting up a mobile court to try and sentence violators of safety protocols and guidelines. We must collectively join hands with the government to contain the spread of the virus.

    “Also, I want to confirm to you that our SSG and some of the staff around him have tested positive to the virus. But they are all in stable condition and are receiving adequate medical care.”

Finally, Dr. Isamotu disclosed that there are 74 active cases in the state as of June 30. Out of a total of 127 confirmed cases, 48 patients have been discharged while five deaths have been recorded so far.

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