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COVID-19: Osun announces result of 49 Ivory Coast returnees

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The Osun State government says 49 indigenes that returned from Ivory Coast on Wednesday have tested negative to COVID-19.

Funke Egbemode, Information Commissioner, said this in a statement on Thursday.

She recalled that the returnees were isolated for 14 days in a Lagos State facility in Badagry where they were tested.

Egbemode added that they had been certified healthy to rejoin the society.

The commissioner appealed to the people not to panic.

Egbemode said: ”The 49 indigenes of Osun returned to the state and of the number, 41 are from Ejigbo and 8 from Iwo. We have an official report showing they all have tested negative for COVID-19.

“These 49 indigenes of Osun, on arrival from Ivory Coast, were graciously received by the Lagos State Government at the Nigeria-Benin border.

“Those who tested positive to the disease were moved into Isolation Wards in Lagos, while those who tested negative to the infection were cleared and those from Osun were allowed to return to the state.”

Out of 127 Ivory Coast returnees, 17 tested positive to the virus.

They were treated and discharged by the state government.

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