Oyo state COVID-19 Task Force on Sunday disclosed that it has uncovered the Delta variant of the COVID-19 in the state.
The state Incident Manager and coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, Dr. Olabode Ladipo, stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan late Sunday.
Dr Ladipo stressed that with the confirmation of the dreaded Delta variant COVID-19 in the state, ” the general public is notified of the need to take extra caution and consistently apply all adversories earlier released by the Task Force.
” The Task Force wishes to notify the general public of the isolation of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus in the State.This strain has been associated with high transmission, increase severity of infection and outcomes”, it said.
Oyo COVID-19 Task Force added, ” as such, this is to warn that the virus is still very much within the society.”, and warned residents of the State should continue to comply with all advisories aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19.
Mandating “all in-bound travellers to always isolate for seven days and submit themselves for tests”, the task force said, ” The ‘Own Your Action’ (OYA) initiative of the State Government should be seriously considered by adhering to the guidelines of wearing nose and mouth masks in public gatherings, washing of hands with soap and water and use of hand sanitisers, among others.”