logo-profile

OTICE

.COM

.NG


Home of Nigeria Latest News and Updated Information
tag-iconNews
tag-iconCovid-19 , osun , Oyetola

Osun Government confirms index case, as Oyetola, wife test negative - COVID-19

user_icon Posted by:
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
views-icon Views:
98
like-icon Page likes:
0
dislike-icon Page dislikes:
0
comments-iconComments:
0
calendar-icon Posted on: 2020-03-25 14:07:23
share-icon Share(s):
0
OYETOLA



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

Oyetola disclosed this during a press conference at the government house, Osogbo, the state capital Wednesday afternoon.

“Sadly, I want to say that we have the first confirmed case of the novel Coronavirus in the State. It was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

“The case is a returnee from the United Kingdom and is currently receiving treatment.

DO YOU KNOW >>> Borno Police warns against unauthorised use of sirens, tinted glasses

READ ALSO >>> COVID-19: NCDC confirms 14 new cases in Nigeria, toll rises to 288 - BREAKING

“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 explained .

The governor added that there were other cases of the virus that had tested negative after thorough investigation.

Oyetola opined that the government had contacted the family of the patient and has since commenced contact tracing to identify people who might have been in contact with the confirmed case.

Speaking on what compelled him to subject himself and his family to a medical examination to ascertain his status, Oyetola said : “Considering the fact that I was in Abuja for the better part of last week, as a way of leading by example, I have also subjected myself to test. My wife, because of her recent travel history also subjected herself to test. Both came back negative.

READ ALSO >>> Breakdown of Osun governorship election result - For the records

READ ALSO >>> Don’t panic, maintain high degree of hygiene – Oyetola charges Osun residents - COVID-19

“To this end, I want to passionately encourage all returnees from UK, US, Europe, the West African Coast and indeed other high risk countries to self-isolate and submit themselves to test, so as to assist the government in containing the spread of the virus.

“To further contain the spread, the following measures take immediate effect: One, a Taskforce has been set up to man all land borders and conduct preliminary screening.

“Two, all major markets will be shut down with effect from Friday, March 27. in spite of that, traders are allowed to sell food items in front of their houses. Pharmacies are also exempted from this ban. Three, the ban on public gatherings, church services, Mosques, social events and political meetings among others remain in force.

“Fellow citizens and residents of our dear State, do not panic, the case is under control. I want to urge you all to continue to observe necessary precautionary measures by regularly washing your hands with water and soap and also maintain the prescribed social distance.

BREAKING >>> Borno Police warns against unauthorised use of sirens, tinted glasses

“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 .


For All Nigeria Past Questions Visit www.QUESTION.NG

Kindly share this post on different Social Media below


COMMENTS

NOTE: User comments in this section are, as the name implies, provided by users of this website. The question.ng team is not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of the information provided here.


NO POSTED COMMENT