COVID-19 : Kwara Records 5 New Cases From Quarantined Travelers; Fumigates  NUJ Press Centre, Gulf Club Others

Oluseyi Dasilva




Kwara State Government on Thursday disclosed that it has recorded five new COVID-19 cases as 38 results trickled in from the 158 samples recently taken for test.


According to a press release by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor/

Spokesman, Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19, the results for 83 other samples are still being awaited.


“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,” Rafiu Ajakaye, spokesman for the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19, said in a statement.


“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. Going forward, anyone who crosses the border to Kwara State in defiance of the inter-state lockdown directive would be turned back to wherever they were coming from, no matter at what time of the day.”


Meanwhile the technical committee has approved the fumigation of various places on Saturday, including the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre, the Gulf Club, Government House, and the Governors’ Office, the statement added.


Other places included for fumigation 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; 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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