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Oyo State Records First COVID-19 Confirmed Case


The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has revealed that the suspected case in Bodija, Ibadan has tested positive for Coronavirus.

He said, "The COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back POSITIVE. The result was released at 17:35 PM of March 21, 2020. Oyo State Public Health Officials are collaborating with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan’s team on the case".

The Governor who revealed this via his Twitter handle in the early hours of today said a follow up on the Ekiti COVID-19 case revealed that the deceased was picked up directly from Lagos Airport to a private apartment in Ona Ara Local Government Area.

He further added that, the Health Authorities have contacted the family concerned and the community has been alerted for intensified contact tracing and self-isolation of identified close contacts.

While he added that, the information given that he stayed in some hotels in Ibadan has been found to be false.

In another development, another returnee from Texas, USA, has also been identified at Oluyole Local Government Area. She has been kept in self-isolation with close monitoring by the State Epidemiological Team.

He urged all recent returnees to identify themselves to Ministry Officials and self-isolate for 14 days.

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