COVID-19: At least 30 Oyo residents test positive again as Makinde speaks

COVID-19: At least 30 Oyo residents test positive again as Makinde speaks

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- Fresh 30 cases of COVID-19 have been discovered in Oyo state after samples were taken

- The state governor, Seyi Makinde, gives details of the cases and the p[arts of the state were they were recorded

- The governor says the state will embark on community-based testing drive

The governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, June 7, confirmed that 30 residents of the state have been hit by COVID-19 following a test carried out on their samples.

Makinde made the confirmation through his official Twitter account saying the 30 samples all came back positive.

The governor also broke mentioned the areas of the state where the cases were discovered.

COVID-19: At least 30 Oyo residents test positive again as Makinde speaks

Seyi Makinde says Oyo has fresh 30 cases of COVID-19 Credit: Oyo government
Source: UGC

The governor added that the emergency operations centre would commence additional community-based testing at Oyo East, Itesiwaju and Oyo South local government areas of the state on Monday, June 8, 2020.

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According to him, the community-based testing drive will take place in ten locations across the state.

Makinde further announced some emergency numbers to call should anyone suspect cases of COVID-19 around him.

He gave the numbers of the emergency operations centre as 08095394000; 08095863000; 08078288999; and 08078288800.

He urged anyone with symptoms including cough, fever, tiredness, body ache and shortness of breath to ensure they report themselves early enough.

This new figure comes days after reported that the state government announced six new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state.

The report had said that the state government issued the confirmation adding that the cases of COVID-19 were among 276 figures released on the night of Tuesday, May 26.

Governor Makinde had made this known via his Twitter handle, @seyiamakinde, on Tuesday, May 26, and further confirmed that the new cases had brought the number recorded in the state to 250.

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Meanwhile, it has been reported that the number of COVID-19 patients in Nigeria has increased once again as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced fresh 389 new cases in the country.

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The national health agency announced the new cases in 22 states and the FCT via its Twitter page on Saturday, June 6, at about 11.38 pm.

In a related development, a COVID-19 patient who ran away from Imo state after testing positive has been nabbed at "Oja Oba” market in Akure, capital of Ondo state.

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