UCH Doctor Tests Positive For COVID-19

A medical doctor, whose identity has not been revealed at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has tested positive for Coronavirus.

With one additional positive case, Oyo State now has 8 active cases of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

The identity of the doctor is not known as of the time of filing this report on Saturday.

The state Governor, Seyi Makinde announced this in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter account on Saturday.

He revealed that isolation and contact tracing have commenced.

Makinde said, “The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case, a doctor at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, came back POSITIVE, today. Isolation and contact tracing have commenced. So, there are currently eight active cases in Oyo State.

“We invite the following categories of people who have not already done so, to register with the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 / 08095863000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800, for the ongoing drive through/walk through testing at Adamasingba Stadium;

“People who believe they could have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State; People who returned to Nigeria from abroad within the last one month and their contacts;

“Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing. Gatherings in Oyo State are limited to a maximum of ten persons”.