Saturday 4 July 2020

COVID-19: Osun Government to Lockdown Ilesa for a Week

State of Osun Government says it has concluded arrangement to impose a week lockdown on ilesa axis to contain the spread community transmission of Coronavirus.

The state Deputy Governor and the chairman Osun state joint taskforce on Covid 19,Mr  Benedict Alabi stated this in osogbo at a meeting he held with representatives of various groups from ijesaland.

Mr Alabi said the decision to lockdown the area was in line with NCDC directive.

The Deputy Governor urged Ijesha residence to accept the lockdown in good fate saying it was for their benefits.

On his part ,State of Osun commissioner for  health,Dr. Rafiu Olasunkanmi Isamotu said the recent cases of covid 19 in the state were mostly people from Ilesha axis.

Doctor Isamotu noted that government had no option than to lockdown the axis to control community transmission.

Some of the stakeholders from Ilesha said they were pleased with the proposed lockdown but want government to provide palliatives for them.

The state is yet to fix date for the commencement of the lockdown.

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