Three Oyo excos test positive for COVID-19

Three Oyo excos test positive for COVID-19

By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan




Three members of the Oyo State Executive Council have tested positive for coronavirus.

Only three turned positive after all members of the state exco went through tests.

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Governor Seyi Makinde, who made the disclosure on his social media handle, said two other results were inconclusive and would be retested.

He assured that the affected Exco members have been contacted and contact tracing had begun while their offices have been closed ahead of being decontaminated.

He warned residents not to mistake the government steps and efforts at re-opening the economy to mean that the virus has disappeared, adding that everyone must take actions to protect themselves and their families.

The Governor said “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.

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“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 actions 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.”



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