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Makinde Confirms Discharge Of 3 Covid-19 Patients



Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the discharge of three COVID-19 patients after testing negative twice.

The governor, who is the head of the COVID-19 Task Force in the state, made the confirmation in a statement on Friday.

Makinde also confirmed that the release of the three patients brings the total number of discharged cases in Oyo State to five, while there were currently six active cases receiving intensive treatment.

“This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to five. So, there are currently six active cases”, he said.

He stressed further that all previously announced measures to prevent, contain and control the spread of COVID-19 in Oyo State, remain in place.

These measures include the dusk to dawn curfew (7 PM to 6 AM); no gatherings of more than ten people to be held anywhere in the state and the closure of all markets except those selling perishable food items.

“Also, inter-state transportation into and out of the state remains suspended except vehicles carrying food items, medical, pharmaceutical and petroleum products.

“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,” he added.