Osun state government has threatened fresh lockdown as state recorded 22 new cases of covid19, barely 24 hours after the discovery of 17 cases.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, who made this known in a press statement in Osogbo on Friday, June 26, threatened that government might be forced to impose another lockdown on the State if residents and citizens continue to flout the lockdown relaxation guidelines.
The Commissioner also revealed that 11 of the new cases were from the ongoing contact tracing within the Ede community, while the remaining are from the previous cases in Osogbo and its environs.
Isamotu added that the virus outbreak has not subsides, urged everyone to take precautionary measures to beat it community transmission.
He said, the total number of active cases in the state as at Friday 26, stands at 54. Total number confirmed cases is 106, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 47 patients while 5 deaths have been recorded.
In his words: “On Thursday, we announced the discovery of 17 new cases in our dear State.”
“Sadly, today again, we have 22 new cases. 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, is 54. We have 106 confirmed cases, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 47 patients while five deaths have been recorded”.