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COVID-19 Delta variant: Take extra caution, apply all the preventive measures – Osun tells residents

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The Osun State Authorities, on Friday, notified residents of the necessity to take additional warning and constantly apply all of the preventive measures put in place by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) to forestall the lethal Delta variant of the COVID-19 particularly through the festive interval.

The state known as on hoteliers, eating places, joints to implement strict COVID-19 protocols of their respective organisations.

Recall that final week, NCDC confirmed a case of the dreaded SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant within the nation. The newly detected variant additionally known as lineage B.1.617.2 was confirmed after a traveller examined optimistic for it within the nation.

The illness management company, has warned Nigerians to not journey if it isn’t needed as Muslim devoted put together to mark this 12 months’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations subsequent week amid the COVID-19 Delta variant.

Though, the Osun State has not confirmed any case of COVID-19 Delta variant within the state however in line with the Commissioner for Commissioner for Well being, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, the state thought of it of significant significance to inform the resident.

“With the invention of the lethal Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus in Nigeria most particularly within the neighbouring Lagos and Oyo States respectively, the State Authorities of Osun beneath the ready management of Governor Gboyega Oyetola has thought of it crucial to inform most of the people most significantly at this festive interval of the necessity to take additional warning and constantly apply all of the preventive measures put in place by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management.

“Due to this fact, that is to warn most of the people that the virus remains to be very a lot round us and residents of the State are hereby enjoined to proceed to adjust to all advisories aimed toward combating the unfold of COVID-19 most particularly the usage of face masks in public areas, avoiding overcrowded locations in addition to common washing of fingers with cleaning soap and water and/or alternatively disinfecting fingers and surfaces with alcohol primarily based sanitizer amongst different preventive measures.

“In the identical vein, the State Authorities of Osun hereby enjoins hoteliers, eateries, pubs, joints and so forth. to implement strict COVID-19 protocols of their respective organisations.

“Failure to adjust to the above will appeal to critical penalty because the State Authorities can not afford to toy with the well being of her citizenry,” he stated.

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