Thirty-one reported cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the state of Oyo, and 30 of them are employees of a state-owned corporation.
Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde made the declaration in a statement published on Saturday night.
Furthermore, Makinde did not disclose the company’s name but said it is based in the local government area of Ibadan South-West, adding the company was shut down for decontamination.
The statement reads,
“The COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty-one suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Thirty of these cases are members of staff of the same organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area. The organisation has been shut down and will be decontaminated.”
“We urge members of the public to remain calm as the situation is under control. Intensified contact tracing has already commenced. We will give an update on any additional measures that may need to be taken.
“The remaining one case is from Egbeda Local Government Area. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State as at 8 PM yesterday, is 107.”
Governor Makinde, therefore advised state residents who think they may have been subjected to the virus to report for their samples to be retrieved for testing with the state emergency operations centre.