Osun State Government Confirms Six News Cases Of Coronavirus

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Osun State Government on Thursday confirmed that six more Ivory Coast returnees tested positive for coronavirus.

The development brings the total number of cases in the state to 20.

Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, told The PUNCH that all the 127 returnees had been tested and 18 of them had returned positive.

Meanwhile, Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Thursday signed the Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 law in a bid to enforce the lockdown order to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Oyetola, while signing the law, said he made the sit-at-home and state’s lockdown order in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and other relevant provisions of the State of Osun Public Health Law.

The governor said the law was aimed at preventing and curtailing the spread of coronavirus anywhere within the territory of Osun.

Oyetola said following the signing of the law, anybody who violates the sit-at-home order would be sentenced to six-month imprisonment or with an option of fine upon conviction.

— Punch

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