COVID-19: 8 New Cases Discover in Kwara State - Focus News


Thursday, 7 May 2020

COVID-19: 8 New Cases Discover in Kwara State

The Kwara State government has announced that no fewer than eight persons have been tested positive to Corona Virus disease.

This was confirmed  Thursday evening by the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Rafiu Ajakaye who also couples as the spokesman for the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19. He made this known via the state Twitter handle, @kwaragovt.

According to him, the state now has 13 active cases out of the total 21 cases they have confirmed.

The statement reads "Kwara State said late Thursday it has recorded five new COVID-19 cases as 38 results trickled in from the 158 samples recently taken for test.

“With this, the state now has a total of 21 confirmed cases, out of which 13 are active and the remaining eight have recovered and have since been discharged.

“We are sad to note that these five new cases came from the 28 travellers from Sokoto/Kebbi axis that were intercepted by the DSS at Oko Olowo area (Ilorin) and were instantly quarantined before they could mix with the population."

Around 10:05pm, late on Thursday night, 3 more cases were announced which increased the number of newly discovered cases to 8. Ajakaye noted that they are still expecting results for 83 other samples.

He however vowed that anyone who crosses the border to Kwara State in defiance of the inter-state lockdown directive would be turned back to wherever they're coming from, irrespective of the time of the day.

"The technical committee meanwhile has approved the fumigation of various places on Saturday, including the state secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), the Gulf Club, Government House, and the Governors’ Office" the statement added.

Other places to be fumigated include the Emir’s Palace in Ilorin; the Diagnostic Centre; Radio Kwara complex; Kwara Television complex; the Herald complex; University of Ilorin; Kwara State House of Assembly Complex.

Among other places are, Ilorin International Airport; State High Court premises; Olusola Saraki Abbatoire; Post Office Complex; and the motor parks in Akerebiata, Maraba, Oloje, Offa Garage, and Sawmill motor park 1 and 2, among others.

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