IBADAN: UK Returnee Tests Negative To Coronavirus


By Henry Odeh

A United Kingdom returnee who was in self isolation over suspected case of Coronavirus at his Bodija residence in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital has tested negative to COVID-19 otherwise called coronavirus.

This was made known by the Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Friday during a press conference on the Coronavirus pandemic in Ibadan.

With this development, Oyo state does not have any case of coronavirus as the result of the only suspected case has confirmed negative.

He said “We received the result of the suspected case which our Commissioner for Health, Dr B. V. A. Bello, discussed in his press conference on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The result is negative for Coronavirus.

“So, we currently don’t have any confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Oyo State.”

Recall that Sunrise Bulletin had earlier reported that a suspected case of Coronavirus in Ibadan, Oyo State, was being monitored, and blood samples of suspect sent to Lagos for confirmation.

The UK returnee who is in his 50’s arrived Bodija area of Ibadan from the United Kingdom and have been in self isolation.

The man had a temperature spike of 37.9 celsius and his blood sample was subsequently taken to Lagos COVID-19 testing facility of (NCDC) for confirmation.

Apart from the case of the UK returnee, two other suspected cases had earlier been reported in the state, with their test results coming out negative.

Meanwhile, the Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello has stressed the need for residents of the state to adhere to hygienic precautionary measures to avoid an outbreak in the state.
He also urged individuals returning to the state from countries with the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to self-isolate themselves under supervision for a period of 14 days before going out or mixing with the public.

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