Panic As UCH Doctor Tests Positive For Coronavirus


Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced that a medical doctor at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a series of tweets on his verified Twitter account, Makinde said isolation and contact tracing have commenced. The governor added that with one additional positive case, Oyo State now has 8 active cases of Coronavirus.

Makinde said, “The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case, a doctor at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, came back POSITIVE, today. Isolation and contact tracing have commenced. So, there are currently eight active cases in Oyo State.

“We invite the following categories of people who have not already done so, to register with the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 / 08095863000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800, for the ongoing drive through/walk through testing at Adamasingba Stadium;

“People who believe they could have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State; People who returned to Nigeria from abroad within the last one month and their contacts;

“Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing. Gatherings in Oyo State are limited to a maximum of ten persons”.

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