Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has confirmed thirty one new cases of coronavirus in the State.
Makinde, who doubles as Chairman of the State Taskforce on COVID-19 made this announcement via series of tweets in his verified Twitter handle, Saturday night.
The Governor said that with the thirty one new cases, the state now has one hundred and seven (107) confirmed cases of coronavirus.
“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. ”
He urged members of the public to remain calm as the situation was under control.
“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.
“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:
“People who believe they could have come in contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State; People with COVID-19 symptoms: cough, fever, tiredness, body ache and shortness of breath;
“People with respiratory disease symptoms; Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.
“Also, please call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 | 08095863000 | 08078288999 | 08078288800, if you find travellers from other states arriving in your community,” he advised.