Coronavirus test has commenced at the Virology Unit of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, just as 52 persons suspected of coronavirus infection have completed their 14-day isolation in Oyo State.
A member of the Oyo State COVID-19 Committee, Dr Sola Orilowo made the disclosure in Ibadan at the weekend.
Orilowo also disclosed that two people who were still in the government isolation centre, were doing very well. He said a total of 267 persons of interest were in the state out of which 52 have completed their isolation period.
Nine persons, including Governor Seyi Makinde, have tested positive to the virus as at Saturday, April 4. Others include the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of University College Hospital(UCH), Prof. Jesse Otegbayo; Provost, College of Medicine and his deputy. The three of them tested negative last week.
According to Orilowo, the persons of interest are those that have had contact with the nine people who tested positive and other positive cases outside the state.
On commencement of coronavirus test in Ibadan, Orilowo said the UCH test centre started testing samples on Friday, stressing that samples were no longer being sent to Lagos.
Governor Makinde had announced on Thursday that the centre, which was supported by the Oyo State Government, will handle tests from Oyo, Ogun and Kwara states, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).