Osun records five cases of deadly UK strain of COVID-19 as govt expresses worry

Osun records five cases of deadly UK strain of COVID-19 as govt expresses worry
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
Image of COVID-19 virus
Image of COVID-19 virus
Osun State government has announced that the State has in the past few days recorded five cases of the violent and deadly B117 strain of COVID-19, which was first reported in the United Kingdom.
This was contained in a statement signed and made available on Sunday by Funke Egbemode, the State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation.
“This is particularly worrisome because it is barely a week that the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 announced the discovery of the strain in Nigeria, and Osun already has five cases .
“Considering the continued disregard and defiance for safety protocols in the state, the government is extremely concerned about the days ahead.
“This new strain spreads faster and kills quicker. If it continues to grow, more citizens will become vulnerable and those with underlying ailments more endangered.
“We cannot continue to act like Covid-19 is not real. It is not just a sad reality but one that has changed momentum with this more deadly strain.
“Citizens are enjoined to scale up their personal responsibility for safety by complying with all the non-pharmaceutical protocols outlined by the government, to avoid  tragic consequences,” the statement reads.

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