Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has asked citizens not to panic following the confirmation of the first Corona Virus case in the state adding that the index case in the state is “under control. ”
Addressing journalists at the Governor’s office in Osogbo on Wednesday on the confirmation of the first CoronaVirus case in the state, Oyetola said the case is a returnee from the United Kingdom and that the patient is currently receiving treatment.
Also, the Governor said he and his wife tested negative for Corona Virus after spending a week in Abuja.
This is the full address of the Governor:
TEXT OF MR. GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING ON THE CONFIRMATION OF FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE IN THE STATE OF OSUN
My dear people of The State of Osun, recall that I addressed you about two days ago concerning the measures we had taken to wage the war against Coronavirus.
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.
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.
However, this confirmed case is not the first one we will be subjecting to investigation. But so far all the others have tested negative.
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.
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.
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. The Emergency number to call is 293. Other numbers are: 08035025692, 08033908772 and 08056456250.