Makinde Announces Two Missing Covid 19 Patients In Oyo

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Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde on Wednesday afternoon admitted that two coronavirus patients in the state isolation centre has escaped.

Makinde after confirmed 33 active cases being managed by the state said two have absconded.

According to Makinde on Oyo State Covid-19 Taskforce update for may 05, 2020, he said :

” We have received more results from pending COVID-19 confirmation tests. The result of one suspected case came back POSITIVE, on 03/05/2020. The person is based in Ibadan.

The results of five suspected cases came back POSITIVE on 04/05/2020. Four of these five cases are immigrants and the last person is an Oyo State resident.

The results of five suspected cases came back POSITIVE on 05/05/2020. Four of these five cases are travellers from the Northern part of Nigeria and the last one is an Oyo State resident.

” Of the 33 active cases being managed by the state, two have absconded, possibly to their permanent places of residence. This brings the number of active cases in Oyo State to 31.

“Ten cases are self-isolating while twenty-one cases are being managed in the isolation centres in Oyo State; one at the University College Hospital, Ibadan and twenty at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo. Nineteen of these twenty cases at Olodo are asymptomatic and the last person has anosmia (loss of smell).

” A total of 975 samples have so far, been collected and are being processed.

The Oyo state governor therefore urged state residents to call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000, 08095863000, 08078288999, 08078288800, if anyone find travellers from other states arriving in their neighbourhood.



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