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Osun Records 12 New COVID-19 Cases


The Osun State Government has confirmed 12 new coronavirus cases after conducting 167 fresh coronavirus tests.

The Commissioner for Health, Rafiu Isamotu, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, said the 12 new cases were recorded in Osogbo, Ife, Ede, Ikire and Ejigbo.

Isamotu said the tests were carried out in the last two weeks of the lockdown, adding that the lockdown has proven effective in containing spread of the virus.

This brings the number of active COVID-19 cases in Osun to 13.

The commissioner urged residents of the state not to panic but continue to comply with the stay-at-home directive of the government, keep social distancing and observe all precautionary measures to curb the spread of the disease.

He said the ban on public gatherings remains in force, and urged residents to take the wearing of face masks seriously as it is now compulsory in the state.

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