The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, May 6 took to his social media account, Facebook to be precise, to give an update on the confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the state.
According to the governor, four patients from the newly reported five cases in the Oyo state were travellers from the Northern part of the country.
He also disclosed that two of the COVID-19 patients in the state have escaped from the isolation centre.
Makinde said, “We have received more results from pending COVID-19 confirmation tests. The result of one suspected case came back positive on 03/05/2020. The person is based in Ibadan.”
“The results of five suspected cases came back positive on 04/05/2020. Four of these five cases are immigrants and the last person is an Oyo State resident.”
“The results of five suspected cases came back positive on 05/05/2020. Four of these five cases are travellers from the Northern part of Nigeria and the last one is an Oyo State resident.
“Of the 33 active cases being managed by the state, two have absconded, possibly to their permanent places of residence. This brings the number of active cases in Oyo State to 31.
“Ten cases are self-isolating while twenty-one cases are being managed in the isolation centres in Oyo State; one at the University College Hospital, Ibadan and 20 at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo.
“Nineteen of these 20 cases at Olodo are asymptomatic and the last person has anosmia (loss of smell).”
Meanwhile, the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to lock down Nigeria for two months in order to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.