By Samuel Adegoke
Oyo State Government is set to announce restrictions on public gatherings and related crowd activities across the state on Thursday.
The restriction announcement follows discovery of a suspected coronavirus case in Ibadan. The affected person, who is in his 50s has been placed in isolation in his house at Bodija area of the capital city.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello, told newspeakonline that the suspect’s blood sample has been sent to the disease control centre in Lagos, adding that the result is expected on Friday.
The man was said to have arrived his Bodija, Ibadan residence from the United Kingdom (UK). He was said to have a temperature spike of 37.9 celsius.
“We have information on the case and it is being monitored. The person is on isolation and blood sample has been collected. The result is not yet out but should be out latest Friday,” Bello said.
The commissioner disclosed that the suspect’s neighbours alerted the government about his condition, which prompted a quick intervention, adding that the case was being monitored.
He also revealed that the person whose case has been confirmed in Ekiti State, had stayed in Ibadan for 10 days before moving to Ekiti.
Bello urged residents to report suspected cases to the government without delay.
Newspeakonline later gathered that the state government will address the media on Thursday on measures that will help restrict the spread of the virus in the state. This will include a ban on public gatherings at religious worship centres, night clubs, game centres, and measures to be taken at markets and other centres that attract crowds.