The Ogun State government on Thursday said there is no confirmed case of the Delta Variant of COVID-19 in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker said this in Abeokuta while reacting to media reports (Not The Punch) where she called for strict adherence to public health guidelines.
Coker in a statement issued by Press Officer, Ministry of Health, Femi Onasanya, said her report of 15 new cases in the isolation centre in the state was mistaken for the new strain of the dreaded disease.
According to him, some states have recorded the new variant but this is not the case in Ogun State to date.
She said, “Ogun State has not recorded any case of the Delta Variant of COVID-19.
“The press release I issued was aimed at calling for strict adherence to the stipulated guidelines, considering the increase in the cases we are experiencing nationwide at the moment.
“The first phase of the vaccination campaign has been concluded.
“However, the second phase is about to commence and we urge all those yet to be vaccinated to present themselves at the nearest vaccination centre for their first and second dose. It is well established that the vaccines are safe and effective in protecting us and our loved ones.”
The Commissioner, however, assured that the Ogun State Ministry of Health is monitoring the trend and will not fail to give regular updates from time to time.
She said that the need to adhere to all the non-pharmacological guidelines which includes wearing face mask properly, washing hands frequently, use of hand sanitizer, maintaining physical distancing and refraining from unnecessary social gatherings, given the high transmission rate of the Delta Variant is important at this period.