The Coronavirus Task Force of Oyo State has unveiled the Delta variant of the Coronavirus in the State.
Doctor Olabode Ladipo, the State Incident Manager and coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, who made a confirmation that the development, stated that the general public is aware of the essence to take extra caution and persistently apply all advisories earlier unleashed by the Coronavirus Task Force.
The Delta variant is an increasing transmissible variant of Coronavirus and it infects people faster when compared to the well-known Coronavirus variant.
In accordance with the statement made by Governor ‘Seyi Makinde who is the Chief Press Secretary and Mr. Taiwo, in respect of the Task Force, conveyed an information that the Task Force “wishes to inform the general public of the isolation of the Delta variant of the Coronavirus in the state.”
The statement says: “This strain has been linked with high transmission, rise the incidents of disease and outcomes.
“As such, this is to give strict warnings that the virus is still closely around the society.”
Warnings were given to the occupants of the State to persistently hold on to all advisories aimed at preventing the spread of Coronavirus.
The statement also told all in-bound travellers to usually isolate themselves for atleast 7 days and give themselves up for tests.
In advance: “The ‘Own Your Action’ (OYA) initiative of the State Government should be put in consideration seriously by following to the protocols of putting on nose and mouth masks in public meetings, proper washing of hands with soap and water and the usage of hand sanitisers.
“Coronavirus Task Force of Oyo State hereby pleads with the indigins or residents of Oyo State to follow these protocols and other advisories as they are for the individuals and organisations.
“It would be thankful if all in-bound travelers coming from overseas follow the compulsory 7-days isolation and proper testing before associating with the other people.
“Further, occupants are urged to look fir medical attention and avail the chance of free testing if they are in a state of being sick.
“Activeness on both parts of the Government and the indigins will surely go lengths in reducing the transmission rate of the Coronavirus within the State.”