The Osun State Government said it recorded 13 deaths of COVID-18 patients in the last seven days.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, in a statement released after the weekly State Executive Council on Monday, therefore, urged residents to be wary of the costly assumption that the state was completely rid of the COVID-19 virus.
“Let’s be reminded that Osun is not an Island, We are surrounded by other states and people move into and outside the state everyday for socio-economic reasons.
“We need to take responsibility for our safety, especially considering the fact that what we are dealing with in this third wave is deadlier than the first two waves,” Egbemode noted.
The state warned all residents to take responsibility for their personal safety and the safety of their family members, adding that continued disregard for safety protocols would only result in more fatalities.
“While the government will continue to shore up its efforts in combating the pandemic and its effect on the state, citizens are enjoined to ensure absolute adherence to the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols. Wear your mask always, keep clean surfaces at home and in work spaces, wash or sanitise your hands as often as possible and avoid crowded spaces always.”