The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has confirmed that some cabinet members of his administration have tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus disease.
The Governor revealed that the statuses were confirmed after they received the COVID-19 confirmation tests for all members of the Oyo State Executive Council.
Makinde added that the test result conducted on two other members of the council came back inconclusive and will be conducted again.
“Earlier today, we received COVID-19 confirmation tests for all members of the Oyo State Executive Council (EXCO). Sadly, three tests came back positive, and two were inconclusive so they will need to be retested.
The EXCO members have been contacted and contact tracing has begun. Also, their offices have been closed and will be decontaminated.
Let me reiterate that COVID-19 is still very much with us. That we are taking steps to re-open the economy, does not mean that the virus has disappeared. We must each take action to protect ourselves and our families.
We must each own our actions and take preventive measures which include washing our hands with soap and water, wearing face masks whenever we are with other people and maintaining proper social distancing from others.
We also must not forget the various advisories the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has issued regarding what to eat to boost our immune systems. Sometimes, even after following all directives, we may still get the virus.
When this happens, we need to have our bodies ready to fight this disease. We all join in prayer for our colleagues who have come down with the coronavirus and wish them a speedy recovery.”
The Governor said in his tweet on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday evening, confirmed 649 new cases of coronavirus infection in Nigeria.
Nigeria now has 22,020 confirmed cases including 7,613 discharged and 542 deaths.