By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and his wife, Kafayat have tested negative to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Oyetola who disclosed this in Osogbo while confirming the index case of the virus to newsmen said he subjected himself for the test due to his recent travel to Abuja.
He explained that the decision to subject himself to test following his visit to Abuja about one week ago is a way of leading by example.
Oyetola said: “Considering the fact that I was in Abuja for the better part of last week, as a way of leading by example, I have also subjected myself to test. My wife, because of her recent travel history also subjected herself to test. Both came back negative.
“To this end, I want to passionately encourage all returnees from UK, US, Europe, the West African Coast and indeed other high-risk countries to self-isolate and submit themselves to test, so as to assist the government in curtailing the spread of the virus.”
Oyetola said a Taskforce has been set up to man all the state land borders and conduct preliminary screening.
He said, “all major markets will be shut down with effect from Friday, March 27.
“Traders are allowed to sell food items in front of their houses. Pharmacies are also exempted from this ban. The ban on public gatherings, church services, Mosques, social events and political meetings among others remain in force.”
The Governor who urged the residents and citizens of the state not to panic as the disease is under control enjoined them continue to observe necessary precautionary measures by regularly washing your hands with water and soap and also maintain the prescribed social distance.