Coronavirus: Osun state denies virus is in the state

The Osun state government has denied report that a suspected case of coronavirus is present in the state.

Coronavirus_ Osun state denies virus is in the state lailasnews

According to Twitter user, @ChinyereOranugo, the suspected case of coronavirus was recorded on the NYSC orientation camp in Ekiti state, and was being isolated in Osun state.

The Twitter user, @ChinyereOranugo;

“Please Nigerians, my family and I need your help at this time. My cousin who schooled in the Uk and returned home 26/01/2020 to serve in the NYSC was posted to Ekiti state for his orientation and he’s down with cough so has been quarantined and sent to Osun state, but he’s not but he’s not been fed since yesterday that he’s been quarantined and he’s complaining of dizziness. Not only that, he was carried like a waybill in a poorly kept ambulance. It’s almost as if they want him dead so a case will be established.

Please help us speak to the authorities to give this boy food to eat, so that he can even withstand whatever I’ll treatment awaits him. My family is going to visit and see how he’s being treated. This is a boy who is ordinarily fragile but with one of the largest hearts on earth.”

The state government has now denied the claims in a statement released by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan.

See the statement below;

“Coronavirus: The story making the rounds about a certain man raising the alarm that his cousin is being kept in a poor isolation centre in Osun is not true. At the moment, we do not have such a case in Osun and we pray not to have it. Our people should remain calm.

Purveyors of fake news should also desist from spreading falsehood so as not to create unnecessary panic among the people.

Ismail Omipidan

Chief Press Secretary to the governor,

State of Osun “

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