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Oyo confirms new case of coronavirus

Oyo State Saturday evening confirmed another case of coronavirus.

The new case brought the number of persons that have been infected by the disease in Oyo State to nine.

The Acting Chairman of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. Temitope Alonge, who disclosed this in a statement, said the latest case is a close contact of the second confirmed case who subsequently developed symptoms of the disease.

He said the patient has been moved to one of the isolation centres in the state, while activities at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) are being ramped up and reviewed to meet the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alonge said: “With the index case in the state already discharged, the other seven cases remain stable.”

The task force chairman said the diagnostic centre located inside the University College Hospital (UCH) has commenced full and timely testing of samples, while it is committed to a turnaround time of less than 24 hours to provide results for samples taken.

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He added: “His Excellency is pleased with the progress that has been made at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Olodo, Ibadan, with the training of key personnel and the readiness of the centre to receive patients starting from Monday, April 6.”

He said the state government has also received donations totalling N125 million in cash and some other kinds of donations.

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