Gov. Gboyega Oyetola blames the residents as the state records two death

On Covid-19 pandemic in Osun state, Governor Gboyega Oyetola has has attributed the first recorded death in the state to the residents’ disobedience on Osun state lockdown directives as the state recorded two deaths in the state on Sunday. The governor who expresses his dissatisfaction said it was regrettable that Osun state is suffering a retrogression in the battle against Covid-19 pandemic. Governor Gboyega Oyetola, while breaking the news of the two deaths at a press conference at the Government House, Osogbo, explained that the two fatalities were from Ede and Ife Governor Gboyega Oyetola said: “Compromise and disobedience by some citizens has brought about a retrogression in the battle against the pandemic.” He however explained that the two fatalities recorded in the state were males and has underlining health conditions. The state governor said: “The State of Osun made significant progress in the fight against coronavirus in two weeks, having no new confirmed cases and discharging 19 of the 20 successfully without any death. We were on our way to containing the virus, in spite of the galloping figures in other states. “However, it is saddening that we have recorded 12 new cases in the State, including three of our health workers, with two fatalities, both of whom were males with underlying health conditions.” The governor explained that the twelve new cases of Covid-19 pandemic in the state were from, Irewole, Ejigbo and Ife Local Government Areas of the state. The twelve new confirmed cases Covid-19 pandemic in Osun state comes from Republic of Benin, a negbouring West African country, two just returned from Lagos; while three of the confirmed cases had contact with previous confirmed cases; while the remaining one, who was suffering from Tuberculosis, was hurriedly brought in from Ibadan. Governor Gboyega Oyetola who was sad about the recent corona virus infection which has just resurfaced in the state said the citizens has not fully adhered to Osun state lockdown directives. He said “The cases we have on our hands are simply the consequences of breaching the lockdown directives of the State Government by some citizens of the state,” he said. The state governor said osun state is making all the efforts to prevent community transmission and further disclosed that the stateCOVID-19 response team has begun tracing across the affected local government areas in osun state. Governor Gboyega Oyetola therefore appealed to the state residents not to encourage their families and friends, who currently resides outside the state to come back home as such actions would further endanger the lives of residents of the state. He also implored the citizens and residents of the state to stop breaching the COVID-19 lockdown directives that designed to curb spread of the pandemic in the state warning that continued breach of the directive would put the state at risk. Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola said: “Disobedience to the directives of the government will further compromise the health of other citizens. Hence, we are imploring everyone to stop accommodating visitors from outside the State of Osun, to obey the total lockdown directives and to avoid unauthorized or non-essential movements. He however implored osun state citizens residing outside the state to stay where they are until corona virus pandemic is subsided. “Citizens that are currently living outside of the State, are urged to stay put in their current locations until the scourge is over and everything returns to normal.” The state Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola also enjoined the security agents deployed to the state boundaries to be diligent and do thorough search vehicles coming into the state as some drivers were being use to transport people into the state under the guise of transporting food items clearly breaching the lockdown order. The governor noting the economic impact of the lockdown in the state said “the earlier the State flattens the curve of COVID-19, the sooner it is for our economy to bounce back.” Governor Gboyega Oyetola continued: “Let us therefore obey the directives of the government so that we can return to our normal and unrestricted routines in due time. “Let me use this opportunity to remind us all that the laws guiding the operation of this lockdown and the general security of the people are in force and the relevant security agencies are on notice to ensure compliance and the safety and security of the people.”

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