WESTERN POST can report that the Osun State Government has released over a hundred initially-quarantined returnees of the state from Ivory Coast and Bukina Faso who tested negative to the deadly coronavirus.
About 127 returnees from the two countries had arrived in Osun last week through Seme border. They were quarantined by the state government and subjected to COVID-19 test to determine their status.
The test was done at the Ede Laboratory of Redeemer’s University, which had proven to be very good in laboratory test even from the time of Ebola outbreak.
Three of them initially tested positive by Tuesday and by Friday, the number had risen to 17, bringing the total number of the COVID-19 cases in the state to 22.
It was learnt that of the 110 of them who tested negative, 11 are from the South-East and South-South and had been released to go to their states. The other returnees have also been allowed to go their hometowns in Osun.
A top official of the state who spoke with WESTERN POST said the 11 non-Osun indigenes among the returnees are from South-east, Delta, Edo, Lagos and Ogun.
He also confirmed the COVID-19-positive returnee who initially escaped from the Isolation Centre in Ejigbo had been found and brought back.