Coronavirus: 4 of 11 travellers from Sokoto test positive as Oyo cases hit 44

Coronavirus: 4 of 11 travellers from Sokoto test positive as Oyo cases hit 44

- Four out of eleven travellers from Sokoto state intercepted in Oyo have tested positive to coronavirus

- The travellers were blocked by Oyo police command en route Akure

- Taiwo Ladipo, Oyo state's incident manager, confirmed they have been moved to Infectious Diseases Centre, Olodo

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Not less than eleven travellers coming from Sokoto state en route Akure have been intercepted with four out of them testing positive to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Taiwo Ladipo, Oyo state's incident manager, on Tuesday, May 5, disclosed that the travellers were intercepted by Oyo state police command at the weekend, Channels TV reports

He further stated that the confirmed cases have been held in isolation at the Infectious Diseases Centre, Olodo. recalls that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday morning announced five cases of Covid-19 in Oyo.

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The disease control agency, in a tweet, reported 148 cases in 17 states including FCT, bringing the total to 2,950.

Oyo state has discharged nine patients, while two casualties have been recorded in the state.

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Meanwhile, reported that the federal government said it is not ruling out the possibility of using local herbs to tackle the novel coronavirus as countries across the world divert towards local alternative.

Speaking during the presidential task force briefing on Covid-19 on Tuesday, May 5, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, gave the flashes of hope.

He, however, stated that should the federal government look the way of the herbal cure, Nigerian Institute for Pharmac'eutical Research and Development must first certify their efficacy.

In another related news, the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to lock down the country for a minimum of two months to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

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The constitutional lawyer hinged his calls on the violation by Nigerians of safety directives issued by the federal government as a means of curtailing the spread of the disease in the country. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better

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