The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has discovered the dreaded Delta variant of coronavirus in the state.
The State Incident Manager and coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, Dr Olabode Ladipo, made this known on Sunday.
He warned the public of the need to take extra caution and consistently apply all advisories earlier released by the task force.
The Delta variant is a highly transmissible variant of COVID-19 that originated from India and it infects people more rapidly than the other known COVID-19 variants. The first case of the Delta variant in Nigeria was announced last Thursday.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on behalf of the task force, said: “We wish to notify the general public of the isolation of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus in the state. This strain has been associated with high transmission, increased severity of infection and outcomes.”