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COVID-19: Kwara starts contact tracing of late CoS, works

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KWARA State government has ordered all persons who had contacts with the late Chief of staff, Alhaji Adisa Logun in the last fourteen days to surrender themselves for a test at its COVID -19 Infectious Disease Center and then proceed on self-isolation until the result of their test is communicated to them.

  This directive is contained in a press statement issued on today by Commissioner for Health, Raji Razaq while announcing the burial rites of the late Chief of Staff.

  The Septuagenarian, who died late yesterday will be buried today in line with COVID-19 protocols.

 The statement reads, “The Kwara State Ministry of Health has received with rude shock the sudden demise of Aminu Adisa Logun, mni., the Chief of Staff to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, on account of COVID-19 complications.

  “In line with the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, all persons who have had contact with the late chief of staff in the last 14 days are to proceed to the   COVID-19 Infectious Disease Centre/Hospital at Sobi for immediate collection of their samples for test.  

  ” Such persons will thereafter proceed to self-isolate until the result of their test is communicated to them. “

Information says, the family and government of Kwara State have announced a dignifying COVID-19 compliant janazah to be held in honour of the late Chief of Staff today at his GRA home in Ilorin, the state capital.

 The janazah would be supervised by the burial team of the COVID-19 Technical Committee in accordance with extant protocols for Muslims and led by the Chief Imam of Ilorin.

  Further information says, only selected family members, a few clerics appointed by His Eminence the Emir of Ilorin, and a few government officials are to attend.

   “We empathise with His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, the family of our Chief of Staff, and all Kwarans at this mourning period.

  “We further advise that friends, families, and associates should please mourn and pray for him from their respective abodes.

  “We emphasise that members of the public should kindly respect the privacy of the family and all safety rules at this time and always.” The statement read in part.

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