Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde tests positive for coronavirus

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

“I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate,” Mr Makinde wrote on his Twitter handle which he has used to distribute official information in the past.

“I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully. Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe,” he added.

 

 

Mr Makinde joins a growing list of top public officials who have tested positive for the virus. They include the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi.

 

Nigeria has recorded 111 cases of COVID-19 so far. Two people have died from the disease while eight have recovered and have been discharged.

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