Secretary to the Osun State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, has been confirmed positive for coronavirus disease.
The development was confirmed in a statement on Tuesday evening by the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu.
The health commissioner also disclosed the discovery of new 10 cases of the novel virus in the state, noting that the ministry discharged one patient after testing negative for the dreaded disease. Rafiu revealed that the state has so far recorded 127 cases of the global pandemic, with 74 active cases.
He said, “Today, we intensified our enforcement drive. All those arrested were made to go through a compulsory course on Covid-19 preventive protocols.
“We will go a step further by setting up a mobile court to try and sentence violators of safety protocols and guidelines. We must collectively join hands with the government to contain the spread of the virus.
“Also, I want to confirm to you that our SSG and some of the staff around him have tested positive to the virus. But they are all in stable condition and are receiving adequate medical care.
“With the latest development, the number of our active cases as of today, Tuesday, June 30, is 74. We have 127 confirmed cases, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 48 patients while five deaths have been recorded.”