The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has uncovered the Delta Variant of the disease in the State.
The State Incident Manager and Coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, Dr Olabode Ladipo, who confirmed this to Newsmen notified the general public of the need to take extra precaution and adhere to all COVID-19 advisories earlier released by the Task Force.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on behalf of the Task Force, this strain has been associated with high transmission, increase severity of infection and outcomes.
It warned that the virus is still very much within the society; asking all in-bound travellers to always isolate for seven days and submit themselves for tests.
It further read: “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.
The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force hereby appealed to the people of Oyo State to comply with these and other advisories as they apply to individuals and organisations.
In addition, the statement enjoined residents to seek medical care and avail the opportunity of free testing whenever there is any feeling of unwellness; noting that vigilance on the parts of both the Government and the people will surely go a long way in stemming the transmission of this disease within the State.