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Sunday, 22 March 2020

Coronavirus spreads to Oyo State

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has  confirmed the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

This brings the tally of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Nigeria at this time, to 23.

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

In a statement on Sunday morning, Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, said public health officials in the state are collaborating with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan’s team on the case.

The governor added that someone who just returned from the US has been placed under isolation.

“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,” he 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.

“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. The information given that he stayed in some hotels in Ibadan has been found to be false. 

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