Fresh lockdown looms as Osun records 22 new cases of COVID-19

The Government of Osun State may soon announce a fresh lockdown as the State on Friday confirmed the discovery of 22 new COVID-19 cases.

Coming barely 24 hours after the discovery of 17 cases, the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, threatened that government might be forced to impose another lockdown on the State if residents and citizens continue to flout the lockdown relaxation guidelines.

He made these known through a press statement in Osogbo on Friday.

The Commissioner also revealed that 11 of the new cases were from the ongoing contact tracing within the Ede community, while the remaining are from the previous cases in Osogbo and its environs.

“On Thursday, we announced the discovery of 17 new cases in our dear State. Sadly, today again, we have 22 new cases. Considering where we are coming from, this is worrisome. We must, therefore, take responsibility. The battle against Coronavirus is not over yet.

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