- Governor Gboyega Oyetola said he and his wife have taken coronavirus test because of his visit to Abuja recently
- The governor also assured that all hands are on deck after Osun state confirmed its first case of coronavirus
- Oyetola enjoined all UK and US returnees, and other people from high-risk countries to self-isolate and submit themselves for test
Governor Gboyega Oyetola has called for calm following confirmation of first coronavirus (Covid-19) case in Osun state by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
NCDC on Wednesday morning, March 25, had confirmed two new cases in Nigeria. The disease control centre, via its official Twitter account, revealed that one case is from Osun while the other one is from Lagos.
Addressing the people of the state following the NCDC confirmation, Oyetola said the case is of a returnee from the UK and is currently receiving treatment.
The governor said his government has set wheels on move by contacting the family of the patient and have also immediately commenced contact tracing to identify people who might have come in contact with the confirmed case.
"I also wish to note that the confirmed case wasn't the only sample we've subjected to investigation. But so far, all other samples have tested negative," the governor said.
The governor added: "As a way of leading by example, I've subjected myself to test, considering the fact that I was in Abuja for the better part of last week, and my dear wife has also been tested because of her recent travel history. Our tests came back negative.
Governor Oyetola enjoined all UK and US returnees, and other people from high-risk countries like China and Italy to self-isolate and submit themselves for test.
He said this will assist the government to curb the spread of the virus in Osun state.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported Ekiti state has been plunged into anxiety after Governor Kayode Fayemi confirmed he has taken coronavirus test after meeting with two confirmed cases.
Fayemi made this known in a tweet on his verified official Twitter handle on Wednesday morning, March, 25, at exactly 10:57 am.
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