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COVID-19: Hours After Asking Workers, Senior Students To Resume, Oyo Records 68 Cases


Few hours after asking workers and senior student to resume work, Oyo State has recorded 68 coronavirus positive cases.

The Governor had in a press statement on Monday announced some changes in the COVID-19 prevention measures in the state.

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The changes, among many others, includes the resumption of all workers at the State secretariat by June, 22 and the resumption of all Primary 6, JSS 3 and SS 3 students in the state.

However, in a statement on his official Twitter account on Tuesday night, he revealed that the COVID-19 confirmation tests for sixty-eight suspected cases in the state came back positive.

According to him, “The cases are from Ibadan South East (12), Oluyole (11), Ibadan North (8), Oyo East (6), Ibadan South West (5), Oyo West (3), Ibadan North East (3), Ibadan North West (3), Itesiwaju (2).

“Saki West (2) Ido (2), Egbeda (2), Lagelu (2), Ogbomosho North (2), Ogbomosho South (1), Afijio (1), Ona Ara (1), Atiba (1) and Iwajowa (1) Local Government Areas. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 575.”

However, he also revealed that nine COVID-19 patients in the state, who tested negative, had been discharged.

The new cases bring the total number of recorded cases in the state to 575, out of which 280 people have tested negative.

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