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COVID-19: Oyo seals factory as workers test positive

A factory whose workers tested positive for the novel Coronavirus has been shut by the Oyo State Government.

This is as Governor Seyi Makinde confirmed 31 additional new cases of the virus in the State.

Thirty of the new cases were said to be workers in the same organisation, while the remaining one case is from the Egbeda Local Government Area of the State.

The development brings the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State, as at 8 PM on Saturday, to 107.

Although the Governor did not give the name of the Organisation concerned, he gave a hint that the Organisation which had subsequently been sealed is located at the Ibadan South West Local Government Area of the State.

The axis is known for having a large concentration of factories, manufacturing companies and industries in Ibadan, the capital city.

Makinde gave the assurance that the organisation would be decontaminated while calling for calm on the part of the members of the public.

Assuring that contract tracing of the cases had begun, the Governor promised to give an update on the additional measures that would be taken as soon as it is available.

Makinde said, “The Covid-19 confirmation tests for thirty-one suspected cases came back positive. Thirty of these cases are members of staff of the same organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area.” 

“The organisation has been shut down and will be decontaminated. We urge members of the public to remain calm as the situation is under control. Intensified contact tracing has already commenced.”

“We will give an update on any additional measures that may need to be taken. The remaining case is from Egbeda Local Government Area. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State as at 8 PM today, is 107.”

Makinde advised certain categories of people, who have not already done so, to register with the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 | 08095863000 | 08078288999 | 08078288800, for the ongoing drive-through/walk-through testing at the Adamasingba Stadium, Ibadan.

The categories are People who believe they could have come in contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State; people with COVID-19 symptoms: cough, fever, tiredness, body ache and shortness of breath; people with respiratory disease symptoms and healthcare workers who have been in contact with any of the high-risk groups.

Source: Voice of Nigeria