Coronavirus: Wife, son of deceased COVID-19 patient test positive in Osun

Coronavirus: Wife, son of deceased COVID-19 patient test positive in Osun

- Osun state on Sunday, May 3, recorded two new coronavirus cases

- The infected persons are the wife and son of a man who died of the pandemic

- This was confirmed in the state by the chief press secretary to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan

The Osun state government on Sunday, May 3, confirmed that a woman and her son have contracted the coronavirus pandemic.

The infected persons are the wife and son of the man who recently died of the virus, according to Ismail Omipidan, the chief press secretary to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, The Nation reports.

Omipidan revealed that Rafiu Isamotu, the commissioner for health in the state, said that the cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, May 2.

Oyetola's CPS said: “Last night, we received results of 53 samples we sent to the NCDC accredited Testing Centre for evaluation, out of which 2 tested positive and 51 returned negative.

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“The two positive cases are wife and son of a previously confirmed case in Ife, who died last week. They are currently receiving treatment at our Isolation Centre.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a top counsellor in the Kano emirate, Professor Isa Hashim, who was also the Jarman Kano, had been reported dead a deteriorating health condition. Hashim was said to have died at the early hours of Sunday, May 3, a deteriorating health condition.

The traditional leader at a time in his life was a professor of Political Science was a senior lecturer with Bayero University Kano.

An aid who works at the emirate council, Tijani Sarki, revealed to journalists that the deceased's burial will take place on Sunday in line with Islamic rites following funeral prayers for him at the Emir's palace.

In another post, Legit.ng reported that Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state on Sunday, May 3, in Lafia announced the closure of the state’s House of Assembly following the death of a lawmaker as a result of COVID-19.

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Sule, while briefing newsmen, said the closure would enable the state government trace all the contacts the dead lawmaker had in recent times.

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“The speaker and all members of the Assembly have agreed to be isolated and their samples have been taken for COVID-19 test,’’ the governor said.

The victim, who was the first casualty from the novel virus in the state, died on Thursday in Keffi. “Before the result could return, the member had died and his remains buried according to Islamic rights in Nasarawa local government area.

“But when his result came out on Saturday, it was positive. Unfortunately, all those who attended the burial did so not knowing his status.

“The member participated in all the Assembly sittings, a development which has complicated our situation,” he said. The governor said the state currently has recorded eight active COVID-19 cases and one death from the virus.

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