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Oyo Confirms First COVID-19 Death

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Oyo State Authorities has recorded its first COVID-19 dying.

The state governor, Seyi Makinde, made this announcement on Wednesday night through his official Twitter deal with.

He revealed that the affected person died on the College Educating Hospital, (UCH) in Ibadan, the state capital.

“The COVID-19 affirmation take a look at for one suspected case got here again constructive. The affected person died on the College Faculty Hospital, Ibadan, earlier than his outcome got here out at this time. Contact tracing has already commenced.

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“As reported earlier, one confirmed case was transferred to Lagos. So, there are at present 5 energetic circumstances in Oyo State,” the governor tweeted.

Makinde urged individuals who have are available contact with COVID-19 case(s) within the state, individuals who returned to the nation from abroad inside the final month, amongst others to go for a take a look at on the state coronavirus take a look at centre as a way to curb the unfold.

“We urge the next classes of people that haven’t already finished so, to name the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 / 08095863000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800, for the continued drive by means of/walkthrough testing at Adamasingba Stadium.

“Individuals who imagine they may have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State; individuals who returned to Nigeria from overseas inside the final one month and their contacts; folks with respiratory signs and healthcare employees who’ve been in touch with the high-risk teams, above,” he mentioned.

He appealed to residents to comply with the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Job Drive by washing their arms with cleaning soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer recurrently.

He suggested residents to proceed to keep up social distancing reminding them that gatherings in Oyo State are restricted to a most of ten individuals.

Makinde’s announcement follows the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) disclosure of 1 new case within the state bringing the whole variety of confirmed circumstances within the state to 17.

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