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COVID-19: We may lockdown again – Govt

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COVID-19: We may lockdown again - Govt

The Commissioner for Health has said that the state may be forced to impose another fresh lockdown on the state considering the rate at which the coronavirus pandemic is spreading in the state.

Osun state government who is also keen at ensuring that the deadly COVID-19 pandemic becomes a thing of the past in the state on Friday threatened that he may be forced to impose another lockdown as a result of fresh 22 cases found within 24hours  after the previous findings by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The state Health Commissioner Rafiu Isamotu told newsmen that the government might be forced to impose another round of lockdown if residents and citizens continued to flout the guidelines on the control of COVID-19.

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Speaking on the latest development, Isamotu said 11 of the new cases were seen from contact tracing in Ede community while the remaining were traced to the previous cases in Osogbo and its environs.

“The state discovered 17 new cases but sadly today again, we have 22 new cases” the Commissioner said.

“We have 106 confirmed cases, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 47 patients while five deaths have been recorded”.

“Considering where we are coming from, this is worrisome.  We must, therefore, take responsibility. The battle against Coronavirus is not over yet.

“The virus is still very much with us. We must observe precautionary measures if we must avoid community transmission.

“With the latest development, the number of our active cases as at today, Friday, June 26, the stand is 54″ she concluded.

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