Tuesday 7 December 2021

OMICRON VARIANT: Osun House of Assembly heaps on the need for Osun residents to embrace necessary medical tips

In line with pronouncement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) on Wednesday that reported three cases of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 pandemic, the  State of Osun House committee on health chaired by Hon Adenike Abioye has appealed to inhabitants of the State to abide with the necessary protocol and guidelines.

In her message, Honourable Abioye emphasized that with the new omicron, members of the public should endeavour to ensure self determination geared towards harnessing and imbibing the desired safety measures noting that the variant is a major source of concern to global health body.

The Chairman House Committee on Health explaining that the findings of World Health Organisation,posited that the new variant has a large number of mutations, and early evidences observed an increased reinfection risk.

She added that if one should consider the position of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) genomic surveillance has revealed and confirmed Nigeria’s first cases of the B.1.1.529 SARS-CoV-2 lineage, now known as the Omicron variant. Samples obtained for the stipulated day two test for all travellers to Nigeria were positive for this variant in three persons with a history of travel to South Africa.

Honourable Adenike Abioye on behalf of the speaker of the House Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye enjoined residents and dwellers of the State who have taken the two jabs of the vaccine to as a matter of safety to do this she underscored would  reduces their susceptibility but doesn't avert  their chances of contracting and infecting others who have not been vaccinated.

"All market women and men, transporters as well as passengers, eateries, restaurants, parks and gardens, motor parks, hoteliers, financial institutions and worship centres should frequently prioritize protection by wearing face mask in public places, avoiding crowded places, disinfecting hands and surfaces with alcohol-based sanitizer and regular hand washing. My people must abstain from unnecessary wandering about if we don't have urgent or important things to do outside. The disease is contagious and cannot be identified with the carrier. Remember health is wealth." She said

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