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Five COVID-19 Cases Discharged, Six Active In Oyo – Govt

A file photo of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.



The Oyo State government says a total of five people infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) have been discharged in the state.

This was revealed in the latest update of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force sent to Channels Television on Friday.

Since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria, the government noted that the state has recorded 11 infections so far – including the state governor, Seyi Makinde, and some top government officials.

It explained that only six cases were active while the number of those who have recovered from the disease rose from two on Thursday.


The government said three other persons who had tested positive for coronavirus were discharged after the result of their second tests came out negative.

it urged the people of the state to continue to comply with the measures put in place to contain the spread of the disease.

Read the full update from the government below:

Yesterday (Thursday), three confirmed COVID-19 patients were discharged after receiving their second negative test results.

This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to five. So, there are currently six active cases.

All previously announced measures to prevent, contain and control the spread of COVID-19 in Oyo State, remain in place.

These include the dusk to dawn curfew (7 PM to 6 AM); no gatherings of more than ten people to be held anywhere in the state and the closure of all markets except those selling perishable food items.

Also, inter-state transportation into and out of the state remains suspended except vehicles carrying food items, medical, pharmaceutical and petroleum products.

Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing.

Akinola Ajibola

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