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Oyo begins contact tracing of index Delta variant, records two deaths

Oyo begins contact tracing of index Delta variant, records two deaths
As contact tracing of the index case of the dreaded Delta variant of COVID-19 continues in Oyo State, the State Incident Manager

• Keep eyes on travellers at all entry ports, Sanwo-Olu tells immigration • Physicians caution citizens on the impending third wave • Lament declining health indices, life expectancy in Nigeria As contact tracing of the index case of the dreaded Delta variant of COVID-19 continues in Oyo State, the State Incident Manager and Coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, Dr Taiwo Olabode Ladipo, said one contact got so far out of two possible contacts has tested positive and has been isolated at the state facility, while two persons were reported to have died of coronavirus in the state yesterday.The Oyo State task force had on Sunday uncovered a case of Delta variant in the state.” While stating that the Delta variant was about 90 per cent more transmissible and faster to spread than the previous ones, he charged residents to go back to the system that worked in the past.“The Delta variant is giving quite a lot of people concern around the world.

This is as he expressed worry over the fresh cases of the virus recorded in Lagos in the past few days and also the Delta variant confirmed in the country.ALSO, physicians under the aegis of the West African College of Physicians (WACP) have cautioned Nigerians on the impending third wave of coronavirus in the country, especially the emergence of the deadly Delta variant, stressing that this is not the to time drop their guards but to continue to observe the non-pharmaceutical interventions.

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