Coronavirus: Governor Oyetola, wife test negative for Covid-19

Coronavirus: Governor Oyetola, wife test negative for Covid-19

- Governor Oyetola of Osun state and his wife have also undergone coronavirus test

- The Osun state governor said his result and that of his wife came out negative

- The NCDC has, however, confirmed the first case of coronavirus patient in Osun state

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state and his wife have reportedly tested negative to the dreaded novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Nation reports that the Osun state governor made this known at a news conference on Wednesday, March 25.

Earlier, had reported the Niger Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the first Covid-19 case in Osun state.

Following the NCDC's confirmation, Governor Oyetola called for calm in the state.

Coronavirus: Governor Oyetola, wife test negative for Covid-19

Governor Oyetola, wife test negative for coronavirus. Credit: Gboyega Oyetola
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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.

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In a similar development, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa state has tested negative for coronavirus, according to a statement released by the state government on Wednesday, March 25.

The statement indicated that Governor Sule had earlier invited his medical team to conduct comprehensive tests on his person and obtain samples.

"All results so far show that he is negative. The public will be kept abreast of any new developments as regards the health status of His Excellency, Abdullahi Sule," the statement read partly.

Though the results are negative, gathers that Governor Sule has taken the precautionary measure to self-isolate and work from home so as to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Also, the presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari tested negative for the novel Coronavirus infection.

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Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity made the confirmation in a statement on Wednesday, March 25.

The presidential spokesperson said the result is a thing of joy.

Similarly, amidst coronavirus scare in Aso Rock Villa, the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has tested negative for the global disease also known as Covid-19.

This was made public by Femi Ojudu, the special adviser to President Buhari on political affairs, on Wednesday, March 25.

Meanwhile, 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 10.57am.

The governor's revelation came in barely twenty-four hours after President Buhari's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive to the deadly infection.

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Fayemi said he has gone on self-isolation since Tuesday evening, March 24, after confirmation that two of the people who he had a meeting with tested positive.

The governor, however, also urged colleagues and people who might have established contact with him to do the Covid-19 test and go on self-isolation to avoid further spread.

Also on coronavirus, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has reacted to the speculations that he has tested positive for the virus.

The speculations were fuelled on social media with a viral photo showing Governor Bello exchanging a handshake with Abba Kyari, President Buhari's chief of staff who has tested positive for the virus.

However, in a video shared by The Cable, Governor Bello said those wishing that he contact the disease would be infected with HIV/Aids.

In the short video clip that has since gone viral on social media, the Kogi state governor said he is hale and hearty and challenged anybody doubting him to the boxing ring, assuring that he would emerge victoriously.

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"I gat no COVID. Those who wish me to have COVID will have HIV. I am good, hale and hearty. I challenge everybody to the boxing ring," he said. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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