Good news as Osun discharges Covid-19 index case, 109 others


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Osun state government says it has discharged one of the index cases of coronavirus pandemic in the state and the 109 returnees who tested negative.

Governor Gboyega Oyetola disclosed this during a coronavirus press briefing on Sunday, April 5, at the state secretariat in Osogbo, Osun state capital.

Oyetola said the patient was discharged after testing negative twice to the virus in accordance with the guideline of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The governor added the 109 returnees in the state have also been released back to their families after testing negative to the life-threatening pandemic.

According to him, “One of the early cases in Osun has been discharged after testing negative twice to the Virus, in line with the prescribed protocol of the NCDC. The 109 whose results came back negative have been released to join their families.

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“Among them are: 11 to Oyo State, two are going to Lagos State, One to Ogun state, three each to Edo and Abia states, four to Delta State and one to Imo State while 85 will remain here in Osun.

“They have been advised to observe all the prescribed safety and preventive measures and to call our helplines if they start to feel unwell. The emergency line remains 293.” 

Earlier, The Herald reported that Osun state government has denied the report that six patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have escaped from the Ejigbo isolation centre in the state.

Mr. Ismail Omipidan, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday debunked the story, describing it as a mere fabrication.

Omipidan said the report which has been circulating around that six patients escaped from the Isolation centre in Ejigbo did not emanate from government.

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