BREAKING: First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Oyo State.
The Oyo State government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde has confirmed it's first case of the COVID-19 which brings the total number of cases in Nigeria to 23.
The executive Governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde confirmed this in a statement this morning (Sunday).
He said "COVID-19 confirmed test for the suspected case at Bodija came back positive. The result was released at 17:35PM of March 21st, 2020."
"A follow up in the ekiti COVID-19 case revealed that the deceased was picked up directly from the Lagos airport to a private apartment in Ona Ara Local Government"
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.
“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. All recent returnees are again urged to identify themselves to Ministry Officials and self-isolate for 14 days.”