Reason for the sudden rise in coronavirus cases in Osun state.
Recent updates from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown that Osun state climbed several places from 5 confirmed cases to become the third state with the highest number of persons infected with coronavirus (now 14 cases). This has left many people wondering how it happened with some rumors flying around.
Well, The NIGERIAN HEALTH BLOG has done some digging and has unraveled the reason for the sudden surge from a very reliable source…
According to the source who is an indigene of Osun and works for the state government:
“Disregard the rumor of the doctor that came in from America with her sick baby to Ile-Ife being the cause of the rise in Osun state COVID-19 case. She tested negative and her baby has since tested negative also. The new cases entered from Abidjan.
Some 127 citizens returned from Ivory coast in a convoy of like 10 buses, Osun government decided to quarantine them and test them for covid-19 the result is what we are seeing now.
Thanks to Ogun state government that first noticed the situation and call the attention of Osun state government to it and kudos to Osun state government for acting swiftly. Osun state now has 14 cases as at this morning. We shall overcome.” He said.
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