There is concern in Osun State over the 12 coronavirus confirmed cases from among returnees from Cote d’Ivoire who arrived on Saturday.
The latest results have taken the state’s COVID-19 positive cases to 14 which made the state to seek the help of the Federal Government to manage the situation.
On Saturday, 127 persons travelling by road from Cote d’Ivoire to Ejigbo in Osun State , were barred from entering the country through the Ogun State border and were taken to isolation in Ejigbo and tested for coronavirus. 12 of them tested positive while results of others are being awaited.
Chief Press Secretary to the Osun State Governor, Mrs. Ismail Omipidan, said: “On Saturday, 127 persons from Ivory Coast in six buses came into the state from Ogun and were disallowed by the State Executive Council from mixing with the general public to prevent community transfer of the virus.
“Between Saturday and Tuesday, 24 samples of the returnees were sent for COVID-19 testing and three of the samples came back positive. Another 47 samples were sent for testing again and the result came back today (yesterday) with nine more persons testing positive.
“The results of the remaining 56 persons are being expected, but at this point, we will be needing the assistance of the Federal Government to manage those that have tested positive and others that may still test positive.”
The State Government officials advised the people not to panic.