By Henry Odeh
Following the press release by Oyo state government on Friday that there was no confirmed case of COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus, the state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has announced that Oyo state has recorded its first case of coronavirus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in Nigeria to 23.
In a statement on Sunday morning (today), the governor made this known in a tweet on his verified twitter handle @Seyimakinde
It reads: “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 public health officials are collaborating with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan’s team on the case.
“Oyo State Public Health Officials are collaborating with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan’s team on the case.”
The governor added that another person who just returned from the US has been placed under isolation in Oluyole local government area of Ibadan.
“Another returnee from Texas, USA, has also been identified at Oluyole Local Government Area. She has been kept in self-isolation with close monitoring by the State Epidemiological Team.
He however assured that the state government is committed to the safety and protection of its citizenry.