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Suspected case of coronavirus turns out to be positive, Oyo Govt

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The Coronavirus’ confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija in Ibadan, was positive, Oyo State government said.

A statement from the state government on Sunday in Ibadan indicated that the result was released at about 5:35pm on Saturday.

It stated that Oyo State Public Health Officials were collaborating with the University College Hospital (UCH) and the Ibadan’s team on the case.

“A follow up on the Ekiti COVID-19 case, reveals that the deceased was picked up directly from Lagos Airport to a private apartment in Ona Ara Local Government Area of the state.

“The health authorities have contacted the family concerned and the community has been alerted for intensified contact tracing and self-isolation of identified close contacts.

“The information given that he stayed in some hotels in Ibadan has been found to be false. Another returnee from Texas, USA, has also been identified at Oluyole Local Government Area of state.

“She has been kept in self-isolation with close monitoring by the state epidemiological team.

“All recent returnees are again urged to identify themselves to ministry officials and self-isolate for 14 days,” it said.

The state government further disclosed that funds had been released for the activation of emergency operation centre at the ministry of health, for establishment of diagnostic centre for screening of Coronavirus and other related infectious diseases to be stationed at the UCH, Ibadan.

The funds would also be for equipping the newly designated Oyo State Infectious Disease Centre at Olodo in Ibadan, that has the capacity for over 100 cases.

(NAN)

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