By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has urged the people of the state not to panic but obey government’s instructions as well as follow basic personal hygiene habits.
Oyetola said this during a statewide broadcast on Monday on the measures put in place by the state government to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
The Governor who disclosed that there was no confirmed case of the virus in the state, called on residents of the State to cooperate with the government to fight the virus, noting that “winning the war against Coronavirus is a collective responsibility.”
Speaking on measures taken so far to prevent an outbreak of the disease in Osun, Oyetola said the government had established three committees and had also created a holding centre to treat possible reported cases.
“As part of immediate measures to prevent an outbreak, we constituted three committees to decisively deal with the situation. These are the Technical Response Committee, the Economic Impact Committee and the Communication Committee. These three committees, which consist of experts in the respective fields, report directly to my office under my leadership.
“We have also created holding centre to isolate and treat possible reported cases. The Emergency Hotline to call, should there be need is 293. Other phone numbers are: 08035025692, 08033908772 and 08056456250.
“We are also in partnership with the African Centre of Excellence in Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) at the Redeemers University, Ede, for easy investigation” he added.
Oyetola then appealed to residents of the State to avoid non-essential travels within the country, while also urging them to report to appropriate authorities if they have travel history to or from nations identified as high-risk countries or have contact with persons diagnosed with the Coronavirus.