Eleven indigenes of Oyo state among the 127 returnees to Osun state from Cote d’Ivoire have all tested negative to coronavirus.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola, disclosed this at a press briefing, on Sunday, to update the public on the steps his administration is taking to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
“You will recall that last week, we received about 127 returnees from Ivory Coast, who came into the country through Ogun State border, where they were allowed entry and escorted by security officials from Ogun State to Osun.
“Upon their arrival in the state, as a proactive measure, we immediately quarantined them at an isolation center in Ejigbo. We later discovered upon profiling that some of these returnees are indigenes and residents of other states such as Oyo, Lagos, Ogun, Imo, Edo, Delta, and Abia among others.
“As we had earlier indicated in a press release, all the returnees who tested positive are intact at our facility and are undergoing adequate and proper treatment at our care center and are all stable. We are hopeful that they will soon recover safely from the virus and rejoin their families,” the governor said.
He stressed further that the 109 returnees whose results came back negative have been released to join their families.
Among them are 11 to Oyo State, two to Lagos State, one to Ogun State, three each to Edo and Abia states, four to Delta State and one to Imo State, while 85 will remain here in Osun.
He added that they have all been advised to observe all the prescribed safety and preventive measures and call the helplines if they start to feel unwell.
At the time of writing this report, the total number of confirmed cases by the NCDC in the country is now 224 with five deaths.
The index case in Oyo – the pacesetter State stands at Nine.