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COVID-19: Task Force Discovers Delta Variant In Oyo


Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has Sunday raises an alarm that the deadly Delta variant of the coronavirus was discovered in the state.

The State Incident Manager and coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, Dr Olabode Ladipo, who confirmed the development, urged residents of the state to take extra caution and consistently apply all advisories earlier released.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on behalf of the Task Force, indicated that the Task Force “wishes to notify the general public of the isolation of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus in the State.”

The statement reads: “This strain has been associated with high transmission, increase the severity of infection and outcomes.

“As such, this is to warn that the virus is still very much within the society.”

“The Own Your Action, OYA, initiative of the state government should be seriously considered by adhering to the guidelines of wearing nose and mouth masks in public gatherings, washing of hands with soap and water and use of hand sanitisers, among others.

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“The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, 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 overseas maintain the mandatory seven-day isolation and subsequent testing before mingling with the populace.

“In addition, residents are enjoined to seek medical care and avail the opportunity of free testing whenever there’s any feeling of unwellness.”

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