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Oyo discharges first coronavirus patient, reveals how Makinde contracted it

The first coronavirus patient in Oyo State has recovered and has been discharged after testing negative twice for coronavirus on Monday.

The Oyo State government made the announcement after the state governor, Seyi Makinde tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.

“The news of Makinde’s positive test came on the heels of the release of the state’s index case from the COVID-19 isolation centre,” Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary of the governor said in a statement.

“The release of the patient was consequent upon the completion of his treatment at the Agbami Chest Hospital isolation centre, Ibadan.

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“The American returnee had initially tested negative only for the second test to read positive.

“The index case had been on self-isolation at a private residence in Ibadan until he was transferred to the isolation centre at Agbami, Jericho area of Ibadan on March 23.”

However, Mr Adisa said that the patient will still be observed.

“He is well and very stable and is now back to his house. The infectious disease specialist will be reviewing him for follow up action,” an official reportedly said.

How Governor Seyi Makinde contracted Covid-19

Adisa stated that the governor attended a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) held two weeks ago in Abuja.

“It would be recalled that Governor Makinde was one of the governors who attended the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja, penultimate week, where he met with a number of colleagues.

“The Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF) had after the meeting advised its members who attended the Abuja meeting to go into self- isolation or undergo COVID-19 tests,” he added.

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