COVID-19: 30 Members Of An Organization Test Positive As Cases Rise To 107 In Oyo

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COVID-19: 30 Members Of An Organization Test Positive As Cases Rise To 107 In Oyo


The Oyo state Government has announced that out of the 31 new cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, thirty are members of staff of the same organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area. 

The Governor revealed this in a statement released on COVID-19 update in the State.

Seyi Makinde further added that, the organization has been shut down.

Though, the Governor didn't reveal the name of the organization, but asked members of the public to remain calm as the situation is under control.


He wrote:

1. The COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty-one suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Thirty of these cases are members of staff of the same organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area. The organisation has been shut down and will be decontaminated.

We urge members of the public to remain calm as the situation is under control. Intensified contact tracing has already commenced. We will give an update on any additional measures that may need to be taken.

The remaining one case is from Egbeda Local Government Area. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State as at 8 PM today, is 107.

2. We advise 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:

a) People who believe they could have come in contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State;
b) People with COVID-19 symptoms: cough, fever, tiredness, body ache and shortness of breath;
c) People with respiratory disease symptoms;
d) Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.

3. Also, please call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 | 08095863000 | 08078288999 | 08078288800, if you find travellers from other states arriving in your community.

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