By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun state Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, has disclosed that one of the early cases of COVID-19 in the state has been discharged.
He said that the patient was discharged after testing negative twice to the Virus, in line with the prescribed protocol of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The governor also said that the remaining patients are responding to treatment and will soon recover and reunite with their families.
Addressing a press conference on the update on the management of the corona virus outbreak in the state, Oyetola explained that his government took the decision of receiving the 127 Ivory Coast returnee to avert nationwide catastrophe.
“The effect of our intervention convinced us that we took the right decision, because if the returnees had been released into their various states, tracing them and their contacts would have been difficult and the implications would have been catastrophic for our State, those other states and indeed the entire nation,” he said.
He assured that his government will do everything possible to contain further spread of the virus, appealing to residents to endure by continue to stay at home and keep social distance.
Speaking on the palliatives being planned for residents, Oyetola said the 21-man relief committee has swung into action, promising that relief materials will get to the people very soon.
“The strategy for delivering relief materials to our people is being worked out and will soon be rolled out. We are determined to ensure that the relief packages get to the people who deserve them the most,” Oyetola assured.