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Oyo Govt Confirms 57 COVID-19 Infections In Ibadan Organization, To Reveal Name Today


Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said that the 19 new COVID-19 cases in the state are from same organization with 38 cases previously announced, bringing total cases in the organization to 57.

The Governor has however promised to reveal the name of the organization today to help curtail further spread of the virus

He wrote on his verified twitter page: 

1. The COVID-19 confirmation tests for nineteen suspected cases came back POSITIVE. All nineteen of these cases are from the same organisation referred to in the update of May 16 and 17, 2020. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 137.

2. We urge the following categories of people who have not already done so, to register with 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 in contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State;

b) People with COVID-19 symptoms: cough, fever, tiredness, body ache and shortness of breath;

c) Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.

The Governor also issued a food advisory while he said that the food advisory was certified by Professor Olatunde Farombi, a Professor of Biochemistry and Head of the Department of Biochemistry, at the University of Ibadan.

He said,

“We will issue an advisory based on the advice given by Professor Olatunde Farombi, a Professor of Biochemistry and Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Science.

“This is on foods and natural products useful as preventive measures against COVID-19 and other viral illnesses. For instance, we have bitter Kola, turmeric, zinc, ginger, garlic, citrus fruits and bitter leaf – they are all readily available in our environment."

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