Coronavirus: Osun records 12 new cases of coronavirus, total now 32
- 12 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Osun state
- The new cases came out positive after 167 tests were carried out in the last two weeks
- The total figure of Covid-19 in Osun now stands at 32 as the government intensifies effort against the pandemic
Osun government said the state has recorded twelve (12) new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to 32.
A statement by Ismail Omipidan, the chief press secretary to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, made the confirmation on Saturday, April 25, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the new cases, according to the commissioner for health Rafiu Isamotu, were recorded in the state capital Osogbo, Ife, Ede, Ikire and Ejigbo.
The commissioner further disclosed that “the state has carried out 167 tests and 12 returned positive," adding that fresh tests were carried out in the last two weeks of the lockdown.
Isamotu called for calm and enjoined the citizen of the state to maintain social distancing and exercise personal and respiratory hygiene.
The commissioner also reemphasised that the ban on public gatherings remains in force, calling for a collective effort towards the fight against Covid-19.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lagos state has announced another casualty from coronavirus (Covid-19) as the total death toll from the state peaked to nineteen (19).
The state ministry of health made the announcement in a series of tweets on Saturday, April 25, barely 24 hours after Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 114 new cases, with Lagos having whopping 80 cases.
Two cases each were recorded in Zamfara and Edo, while Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto have one case each.
With these new infections, Nigeria’s total cases now stand at 1,095, out of which 208 cases have been discharged while 32 deaths have been recorded.
Total confirmed Covid-19 cases in Lagos stand on 670, while 19 deaths have been recorded.
In another related news, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has asked the federal government to scale down to partial mode with relaxed restriction in the ongoing lockdown.
In a letter dated Friday, April 24 and addressed to Mr Boss Mustapha, the NGF requested for, subject to the president’s approval, internal free movement in all the states, but with restrictions on large gatherings.
Mustapha is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and also the chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
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