By Solomon Odeniyi
GOVERNMENT of the State of Osun has charged residents of the state to be more cautious of the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic, saying that everybody should take responsibility for his or her life.
Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu said the State Government has redoubled it efforts in a bid to avert the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 in the state.
Recently, there has been an increase in the number of the Coronavirus index cases across the country, which suggested the second wave of the virus as inevitable.
Prominent among those who contracted the virus include; the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed , Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, among others.
Isamotu, who spoke in an exclusive interview with OSUN DEFENDER, said though fatigue had set in for the people of the state, the government has re-launched serious advocacy to awaken the people that the virus is on.
The commissioner urged residents of the state to continue to adhere to and abide by all precautionary measures to limit the spread of the virus and subsequently prevent the second wave in the state.
He said: “At this point in time, everybody has got what we call COVID-19 fatigue. We just need to continue our advocacy and redouble our efforts more than we had done in the past, but while we are doing this, we want the people to know that they must take responsibility for their lives.
“COVID-19 is still much with us. It is just that as a country, we have not just run enough tests; we would have known that more people have contracted the virus. What is expected of all of us is to adhere to the issued guidelines and ensure we use our face masks and always maintain social distance. If we keep to this, we may not experience the second wave”