Makinde of Oyo
Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State

GOVERNOR Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has confirmed thirty-one new COVID-19 cases in the state.

According to the governor, 30 of the cases are staff members of a company that has been shut.

Governor Makinde announced in a statement issued on Saturday night.

He, however, did not name the company but said it is based in Ibadan South-West local government area of the state.

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“The COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty-one suspected cases came back positive. Thirty of these cases are members of staff of the same organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area. The organisation has been shut down and will be decontaminated,” the statement read.

“We urge members of the public to remain calm as the situation is under control. Intensified contact tracing has already commenced. We will give an update on any additional measures that may need to be taken.

“The remaining one case is from Egbeda Local Government Area. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State as at 8 PM today, is 107.”

Seyi Kaminde advised residents of the state who believe they could have been exposed to the coronavirus to register with the state emergency operations centre for their samples to be collected for testing.

The governor also urged the people to report travellers arriving in their communities to the appropriate authorities, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

Vanguard

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