A total of 104 out of the 108 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) recorded in Ogun State on Tuesday are from a single company.
This was disclosed by Tomi Coker, the state Commissioner for Health, during an interview.
She stated that the 104 affected persons are from an undisclosed company in the Sagamu area of the state.
“104 cases are from a single site and they are all asymptomatic. 108 new cases, 104 from Sagamu, three from Abeokuta South and one from Yewa South,” Coker told the Punch.
Remmy Hazzan, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Communications, also confirmed the COVID-19 case occurrence at the factory.
The newspaper reported Hazzan as saying that the state government subjected the staff of some companies along Sagamu-interchange to a COVID-19 test after it was learnt that they were not observing safety protocols issued for workers during the pandemic.
But despite the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the governor’s spokesperson said the state government will still go on with its plans to reopen worship centres in the state on 19 June.
He said the surge in the number of cases in the state was not “a reflection of community spread of the virus”.
He insisted the high-figure COVID-19 occurrence “is a reflection of the prevalence within the precinct of a factory”.