The Government of the State of Osun on Tuesday confirmed that its Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, has examined constructive for Coronavirus.
The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, who made this recognized by a press assertion in Osogbo on Tuesday, additionally confirmed the discovery of 10 extra instances in the State.
Dr Isamotu was nevertheless fast to add that one affected person had equally been discharged after testing detrimental for the virus.
The Commissioner famous that certainly one of the causes for the sudden rise in the Covid-19 instances in State was largely due to the nonchalant perspective of residents and residents of the State to laid-down precautionary measures towards the unfold of the virus.
Isamotu additionally hinted that there are sturdy causes to consider the State now has group transmission round Ilesa axis of the State, warning that except residents and residents change their methods, authorities is perhaps compelled to impose one other lockdown on the State.
While noting that the 11 new instances have been from the contact tracing of earlier instances in the State, the Health Commissioner additionally revealed that with the newest improvement, the variety of confirmed instances in the State has risen to 127 with 74 energetic instances.
“If you observe, our instances have been on the rise constantly in the final two weeks or so. The motive is straightforward. Our individuals are starting to be too informal about the unfold of the virus. The lack of strict adherence to security protocols and pointers is certainly one of the important causes for the rise. As a matter of truth, we’re starting to suspect that we have now group transmission round Ilesa axis.
“Government is reviewing the instances. Soon, we will announce different stricter measures to include the unfold of the virus in that axis.
“Today, we intensified our enforcement drive. All these arrested have been made to undergo a obligatory course on Covid-19 preventive protocols. We will go a step additional by organising a cellular court docket to try to sentence violators of security protocols and pointers. We should collectively be part of fingers with the authorities to include the unfold of the virus.
“Also, I need to affirm to you that our SSG and a few of the employees round him have examined constructive to the virus. But they’re all in steady situation and are receiving enough medical care.
“With the newest improvement, the variety of our energetic instances as at at this time, Tuesday, June 30, is 74. We have 127 confirmed instances, out of which the State has efficiently handled and discharged 48 sufferers whereas 5 deaths have been recorded,” Dr. Isamotu added.