A man who recently travelled to Kano and sneaked into Iwo, Osun State, has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Rafiu Isamotu, commissioner for health in the state, confirmed the new case on Saturday.
He lamented that the carrier, who brought the disease to Iwo, was able to travelled from Kano inspite of the ban on inter state movement.
It brings the number of active cases in Osun to three, as the state remains under partial lockdown.
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“The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back positive on Friday out of the 14 samples we sent for testing at the NCDC accredited Testing Centre; the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede during the week,” the commissioner said.
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“The case sneaked into the State from Kano State and the neighbours immediately alerted our COVID-19 team.
“Presently, we have 3 active cases in the state. The good news is that the new case on arrival self isolated although wasn’t showing any symptom of the virus”.
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Isamotu said a total of 434 tests have been conducted at the NCDC accredited Testing Centre in Ede, and that testing is still ongoing.
He added that the state government is not resting on its oars in preventing community transmission of the virus, saying the lockdown in the state will be reviewed from time to time.
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He appealed to residents to always be on the alert and, immediately report any suspected case of the virus.
The commissioner also urged the people not to accommodate anyone from outside the state at this time, warning that it is dangerous to do so.
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“I am appealing to all the residents of the State to always be on the alert, take charge and report any suspected case by calling our COVID-19 hotlines. Let us desist from accommodating people in our homes no matter who they are and stop inviting your family and friends to return to the State at this time as this might be dangerous ” he further said.