Oyo reports first case of coronavirus


As confirmed in a statement released by Governor Seyi Makinde, Oyo State registered its first case of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 23 (2 have been discharged).

Governor Makinde announced that public health officials are working together with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan’s team on the state’s first COVID-19 case.

He also disclosed that the State Epidemiological Team has kept another U.S. returnee identified at Oluyole Local Government Area of the State in self-isolation with close monitoring.

The statement reads; “POSITIVE has returned the COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspicious case at Bodija. The report was released March 21, 2020 at 17:35 PM,” he said.

“A follow-up on the case of Ekiti COVID-19 confirmed that the deceased was taken directly from Lagos Airport to a private apartment in the local government area of Ona Ara.

” The health authorities contacted the family concerned, and advised the community for enhanced contact monitoring and self-isolation of known close contacts. The information given that he was staying at some Ibadan hotels was found to be false.

Another Texas, USA returnee was also located at the Local Government Area in Oluyole. She was kept in self-isolation by the State Epidemiological Committee, with close monitoring. Once again, all recent returnees are recommended to bond with Ministry officials and self-isolate for 14 days.

“We released funds to: a. Activation of the Emergency Operation Center at the Ministry of Health; establishment of the Coronavirus Screening Diagnostic Center and other associated infectious diseases to be stationed at the UCH, Ibadan; equipment of the newly established Oyo State Infectious Disease Center at Olodo with capacity for more than 100 cases.”

There are reportedly 16 patients with coronavirus in Lagos; one in Ekiti; two in Ogun, and three in the territory of the federal capital (FCT);


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