…Fumigates NUJ Press Centre, Others
By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin
Quarantined travelers allegedly from Kebbi/Sokoto states through Kwara have increased the state tally of COVID-19 with five new cases.
The State Technical Committee made the announcement on Thursday night, disclosing that results of 38 out of the 158 samples recently taken for test had been received.
Speaking through its spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaiye, who also doubles as the Chief Press Secretary to the Kwara State governor, the committee said that results of 83 other samples were still being awaited.
Ajakaiye said, “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.
“We are sad to note that these five new cases came from the 28 travelers from Sokoto/Kebbi axis who were intercepted by the DSS at Oko Olowo area of Ilorin metropolis, 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 Committee would this Saturday fumigate the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Press Centre, the Gulf Club, Government House, and the Governors’ Office, according to Ajakaiye.
Other places to be fumigated include the Emir’s Palace in Ilorin; the Diagnostic Centre; Radio Kwara complex; Kwara State Television complex; the Herald Newspaper complex; the University of Ilorin; Kwara State House of Assembly complex and the Ilorin International Airport.
Also to be fumigated, according to the committee are: the State High Court premises; Olusola Saraki Abattoir; the Post Office complex; and the motor parks in Akerebiata, Maraba, Oloje, Offa Garage, and Sawmill Motor Parks 1 and 2.