The Oyo State Coronavirus Task Force disclosed that the Delta variant of the virus has been discovered in the state.
Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, made this known in a statement issued on behalf of the taskforce Ibadan.
As confirmed by Dr Olabode Ladipo, the State’s Incident Manager and coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, Adisa added that it would appreciated if all in-bound travellers from abroad maintain the mandatory seven-day isolation and subsequent testing before mingling with the populace
The statement read: “This strain has been associated with high transmission, increase severity of infection and outcomes.”
“As such, this is to warn that the virus is still very much within the society.”
“All in-bound travellers should always isolate for seven days and submit themselves for tests,” he said.
Furthermore, he added that “The ‘Own Your Action’ (OYA) initiative of the state government should be seriously considered by adhering to the guidelines of wearing nose masks in public gatherings, washing of hands with soap and water and use of hand sanitisers, among others.”
“The State COVID-19 TaskForce hereby appeals to the good people of Oyo State to comply with these and other advisories as they apply to individuals and organisations.”
“It would be appreciated if all in-bound travellers from abroad maintain the mandatory seven-day isolation and subsequent testing before mingling with the populace.”
In addition, “residents are enjoined to seek medical care and cease the opportunity of free testing whenever they feel unwell.”
“Vigilance on the parts of both the Government and the people will surely go a long way in stemming the transmission of this disease within the state”.
He therefore cautioned the residents to take extra care and consistently apply all precautionary measures earlier released by the task force.