Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has disclosed that 27 out of the 28 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the state on Thursday are from iSON Xperiences, the organisation, where 72 members of staff earlier tested positive.
The development brings the total number of confirmed case as in the state to 190.
“The COVID-19 confirmation tests for twenty-eight suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Twenty-seven are from iSON Xperiences and the last case is from Akinyele Local Government Area. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 190.
“Let me reassure you, as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, that we are doing everything in our power to contain the spread of this disease, given the recent increase in numbers,” he said.
The governor added: “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.”
Makinde assured that his administration will continue to deploy all resources at its disposal to ensure that the virus is contained in Oyo State.
” Together, we can fight this pandemi,” Makinde said.