Tension In Osun Over 67 Travellers Amid Fear Of Coronavirus
The report of 67 Cote d’Ivore returnees who are on their way to Osun state has caused tension and fear of Coronavirus spread among residents of the state.
We learnt that these returnees were at the Ghana-Togo border yesterday where they were negotiating passage to enable them access Nigeria through Benin Republic’s border with Nigeria at Idi-Iroko.
Recall that no fewer than 127 travellers from the same country who claimed to be indigenes of Ejigbo, an ancient town in Osun state came into the country after they were initially denied entry by the Ogun State Government.
It was learnt that these returnees were taken to Isolation before Coronavirus tests were conducted on them out of which 18 persons tested positive. They are currently undergoing treatment at the Ejigbo isolation centre.
Among those under treatment are two people who hail from Abia State.
The others mainly from other states – Oyo, Ogun and Delta were allowed to go.
“If they are allowed back into this state, we don’t know how the government can cope should many of them test positive, like some members of the other team did,” a senior citizen of the state lamented last night.
He warned against allowing them to enter the country and wondered why they would be travelling at the time the country’s border is shut
No government official was willing to speak on the development. All those contacted claimed not to be authorized to speak on the matter.