- There is ongoing scare in Kwara state over coronavirus disease
- Aides to the state deputy governor have tested positive to Covid-19
- The Covid-19 status of Alabi's aides was announced days after Kwara chief of staff died of the same infection
Kwara has been thrown into anxiety as aides to the deputy governor of the state, Kayode Alabi, tested positive to Covid-19 pandemic.
Alabi, who is also the chairman of the technical committee on Covid-19, made this known, adding that the affected aides have been moved to the state's infectious centre at Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin.
The deputy governor sued for calm and enjoined the residents of the state to follow the safety protocols highlighted by the government and health authorities.
Alabi stressed that the Kwara state government was determined to flatten the curve of coronavirus and curb community transmission.
According to him, Kwarans must take responsibility in the fight against the disease.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Alhaji Adisa Logun, the chief of staff to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state, was reported dead on Tuesday, July 7, amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Logun's sudden death was announced and confirmed by the special assistant to Governor Abdulrazaq on new media, Fafoluyi Olayinka.
Speaking of Logun's death, Olayinka said: “Kwara State Chief of Staff, Aminu Adisa Logun is dead. Indeed, death is the next thing after birth. Black Tuesday here in Kwara.”
Moreover, the chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, revealed that Logun died of complications from coronavirus.
In another related news, Covid-19 took a fatality swipe at the country as three prominent Nigerians were reported to have died on Sunday, July 5, as a result of coronavirus complications.
The three victims are Professor Godwin Achinge, J. Shalanga, and Chief Jide Odekunle who is the immediate past general manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA).
Achinge, who is the vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, died on Sunday afternoon at an undisclosed hospital in Jos where he was receiving treatment.