As the number of recorded coronavirus cases in Osun state continue to rise, Secretary to the state government, Mr Wole Oyebamiji has tested positive to the virus.
State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, who made this known in Osogbo on Tuesday, disclosed that 10 other new cases were recorded.
”I want to confirm to you that our SSG and some of the staff around him have tested positive to the virus.
“They are all in stable condition and are receiving adequate medical care.”
“If you observe, our cases have been on the rise consistently in the last two weeks or so.
“The reason is simple. Our 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 around Ilesa axis.
“Government is reviewing the cases. Soon, we shall announce other stricter measures to contain the spread of the virus in that axis.
“We have intensified our enforcement drive. Some people were arrested for violating safety protocol and 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.
“They are all in stable condition and are receiving adequate medical care.
With the latest development, the number of our active coronavirus cases is 74.
”We have 127 confirmed cases, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 48 patients, while five deaths have been recorded.”Photo Credit: Twitter