JUST IN: Oyo confirms first coronavirus case

By Alao Abiodun
Oyo Assert Governor, Seyi Makinde, has confirmed the major case of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the insist.
This brings the tally of confirmed unique coronavirus conditions in Nigeria at the present, to 23.
There are 16 sufferers in Lagos; one in Ekiti; two in Ogun, and three within the federal capital territory (FCT).
In a press liberate on Sunday morning, Oyo insist Governor, Seyi Makinde, acknowledged public health officers within the insist are taking part with the University College Sanatorium (UCH), Ibadan’s crew on the case.
The governor added that somebody who magnificent returned from the US has been positioned below isolation.
“The COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has reach wait on POSITIVE. The final consequence changed into launched at 17: 35 PM of March 21, 2020,” he acknowledged.
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“A observe up on the Ekiti COVID-19 case published that the deceased changed into picked up straight from Lagos Airport to a non-public house in Ona Ara Local Authorities Put of residing.
“The Properly being Authorities possess contacted the household concerned and the team has been alerted for intensified contact tracing and self-isolation of identified close contacts. The working out on condition that he stayed in some motels in Ibadan has been stumbled on to be false.
“One other returnee from Texas, USA, has also been identified at Oluyole Local Authorities Put of residing. She has been saved in self-isolation with close monitoring by the Assert Epidemiological Team. All fresh returnees are one more time educated to title themselves to Ministry Officials and self-isolate for 14 days.
“We possess launched funds for: a. Activation of Emergency Operation Centre at the Ministry of Properly being; establishment of Diagnostic Centre for screening of Coronavirus and totally different linked infectious diseases to be stationed at the UCH, Ibadan; equipping of the newly designated Oyo Assert Infectious Illness Centre at Olodo that has the skill for over 100 conditions.”
The governor listed health helplines for residents as: 08038210122/08023229267/08073431342.


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