By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government has warned residents and citizens of the State against spreading false information just as the State confirmed 10 new Covid-19 cases.
The warning was coming as a result of rumour making the rounds that there were no fresh case of Covid-19 among the health workers in the State.
The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, made these known through a press statement in Osogbo on Sunday.
He disclosed that the new cases are from contact tracing of previous cases in Osogbo and Ilesa.
Isamotu said that with the latest development, the number of confirmed cases in the State has risen to 116, while the State now has 64 active cases.
On the rumour, the Commissioner said: “When our Health workers contracted the virus, we reported it. We treated them and they are now back to their beats. To the best of my knowledge, we do not have any fresh case or cases in any of our hospitals. All confirmed cases are being treated in the state isolation centres. The only case we had in one of our hospitals was that of a patient who later died even before his result came out.
“Immediately after the incident, we decontaminated the hospital and the hospital management continued with their operations thereafter. So, I don’t know where the false information about two new cases emanated from. But wherever it came from, I say emphatically that it is false.
“We must collectively join hands with the government to contain the spread of the virus. Spreading false information will not aid our fight against the spread of the virus.
“With the latest development, the number of our active cases as at today, Sunday , June 28, is 64. We have 116 confirmed cases, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 47 patients while five deaths have been recorded,” Isamotu added.