Oyo State government has disclosed that it has expended over one billion naira to halt the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The acting chairman of the COVID-19 Task force in the state, Professor Temitope Alonge disclosed this earlier today during a press briefing at the infectious disease center, Olodo, Ibadan.
Alonge, a former Chief Medical Director of UCH while making the announcement explained that about 200 million naira had been spent to make the infectious disease center, Olodo operational as from Monday, 6th of April 2020.
He added that the government also expended about 700 to 800 Million nairas on the Intensive care unit, emergency units and testing kits across the isolation centers in the state.
The chairman then explained that in a bid to effectively fight the virus, about 90 health workers will undergo extensive training on how to combat COVID-19 starting from Saturday, 4th of April 2020
He also noted that contact tracing of about 140 persons is ongoing and the suspected persons will soon be reached and isolated.
At the time of writing this report, the total number of confirmed cases by the NCDC in the country is now 190 with two deaths.
The index case in Oyo – the pacesetter State is now Eight.