COVID-19: Oyo state records 27 new cases - Governor Seyi
- Oyo state has been hit with 30 new coronavirus cases
- This was revealed by the governor of the state, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, May 23
- Makinde also disclosed that the state now has 233 confirmed cases
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Governor Seyi Makinde on his official Twitter page on Saturday, May 23, gave the latest update of the deadly coronavirus pandemic in Oyo state.
Makinde said that following confirmation from tests recently conducted, the state has 30 new cases of the virus.
The executive governor of Oyo state disclosed that 27 persons who tested positive for the pandemic are staff members of a firm identified as iSON Xperiences.
He added that the rest three persons come from Ibadan Southwest, Southeast and Oluyole local government areas of the state respectively.
The governor's tweet read: "...the COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty suspected cases came back positive. Twenty-seven cases are from iSON Xperiences and one each from Ibadan SW, Ibadan SE and Oluyole Local Govt Areas. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo state as at 5.30PM today is 233."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to Makinde had denied claims that his principal contracted coronavirus at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally held in Ibadan.
Describing the report as false, Adisa said that Makinde got infected with the virus in Abuja in a meeting where he had contact with persons who later tested positive for the disease.
The governor's spokesperson categorically stated: “The governors went back to Abuja the following day and they held a series of meetings.
"The governor had contact with people that are known. So, we should not politicise an issue like this. Some of the people he met in Abuja during the meeting tested positive for the virus."
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He insisted that Makinde, after the PDP rally, did not show any symptom of the disease as purported.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that Makinde tested positive for coronavirus. The governor confirmed this via his Twitter handle @seyiamakinde, on the evening of Monday, March 30.
Makinde, who is head of the Oyo COVID-19 task force, said he had handed over his duties in charge of the task force to the former chief medical director, University College Hospital (UCH), Professor Temitope Alonge.
In the meantime, he said he would continue to self-isolate, expressing hope that he would recover fully.
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