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Oyo State Records Three New COVID-19 Cases


The Governor of Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde has disclosed that the state recorded 3 new COVID-19 cases after three out of the suspected cases came back positive.

He revealed this via this while giving COVID-19 updates on his official  Twitter page as the head  of COVID-19 Task Force in the state few minutes after NCDC released COVID-19 report on Saturday.

Meanwhile, according to NCDC report on Saturday, Oyo State recorded zero cases while the state government disclosed the state recorded 3 COVID-19 cases.

Governor's statement;


The COVID-19 confirmation test for three suspected cases from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, came back POSITIVE, today. So, there are currently nine active cases in Oyo State.

A total of 610 samples have been collected so far in Oyo State. 453 of these samples were collected at the COVID-19 drive-through/walk-through testing centre at Adamasingba Stadium. Testing is still ongoing at the centre.

We urge the following categories of people who have not already done so, to call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 / 08095863000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800, for the ongoing drive-through/walk-through testing at Adamasingba Stadium;

a) People who believe they could have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State;
b) People who returned to Nigeria from abroad within the last one month and their contacts;
c) People with respiratory symptoms and 
d) Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.
Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing. Gatherings in Oyo State are limited to a maximum of ten persons.

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