Oyo State has recorded its first case of COVID-19.
The State Governor, Seyi Makinde confirmed this in a statement on Sunday morning, March 22, 2020.
In his statement, Makinde revealed that the COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back positive, with the result released at 05:35pm on March 21, 2020.
He added that the follow-up on the Ekiti COVID-19 case revealed that the deceased was picked up directly from Lagos Airport to a private apartment in Ona Ara Local Government Area.
The Governor assured that health authorities have contacted the family concerned and the community has been alerted for intensified contact tracing and self-isolation of identified close contacts.
Gov Seyi Makinde also revealed that another returnee from Texas, USA, has also been identified at Oluyole Local Government Area, and has been kept in self-isolation with close monitoring by the State Epidemiological Team.
He urged all recent returnees to identify themselves to Ministry Officials and self-isolate for 14 days.