Gov Makinde Confirms 8 New COVID-19 Cases In Oyo

A doctor with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan and an official of the Department of State Services (DSS) have tested positive for coronavirus in Oyo State.

Governor Seyi Makinde announced this on Twitter late Friday.

The two aforementioned cases are among six confirmed cases in Oyo announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday.

“We have started receiving results of pending COVID -19 confirmation tests.

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“Two tests came back positive late last night. One from University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan doctor who returned from Kano and another is a worker with the State Security Service,” Mr Makinde wrote.

“Another eight tests came back positive today. Of the eight newly confirmed cases, six are Togolese nationals and the remaining two are Oyo state residents in Ogbomoso.

“In addition to the case recorded in Lagos which was announced yesterday, another confirmed case recorded in Kano is also being managed in Oyo State. This brings the number of active cases in Oyo State to 20.”

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