Makinde Assures Residents COVID-19 will be Contained, as Oyo Records 28 New Cases


Oyo State on Thursday recorded 28 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections in the state to 190.

Governor Seyi Makinde who also doubles as the chairman of the State COVID-19 Task Force on Friday said 27 out of the 28 cases recorded were from the company where many cases have been found in the past few days, iSON Xperience, in Ibadan while the remaining person was from Akinyele Local Government Area. 

As cases of the respiratory disease continue to rise, Makinde however assured residents that the task force was doing everything in its power to contain its spread, given the recent increase in numbers.

“The upside is that majority of the COVID-19 cases in Oyo State have relatively mild or no symptoms. This means that with the proper management of cases that we have put in place, they will recover without any complications.

“The downside is that when people are asymptomatic, they can easily spread the virus unknowingly. This is why we  must all play our roles by adhering to guidelines on frequent hand washing with soap and water, physical distancing and the use of face mask in public places.

“We will continue to deploy all resources at our disposal to ensure that the virus is contained in Oyo State. Together, we can fight this pandemic,” he said.