Oyo State has confirmed 27 more cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, at iSON Xperiences, a contact centre and customer company, in Ibadan, the state capital.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had on Thursday night reported 28 new cases in the state.
But on Friday, the State Governor, Seyi Makinde, disclosed that 27 out of the 28 new cases were from the same company.
The first set of cases from iSON Xperiences were disclosed last Saturday, May 16, 2020. The governor had confirmed 30 cases but the toll has now risen to 105.
On Friday, Makinde, who also doubles as the Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, assured that efforts are ongoing to contain the spread of the disease in the state, given the recent spike in numbers.
According to the governor, there are now 190 confirmed cases in Oyo, with majority of them having relatively mild or no symptoms.
“The COVID-19 confirmation tests for twenty-eight suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Twenty-seven are from iSON Xperiences and the last case is from Akinyele Local Government Area,” he tweeted via his official Twitter handle.
“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 190.
“Let me reassure you, as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, that we are doing everything in our power to contain the spread of this disease, given the recent increase in numbers.
“The upside is that majority of the COVID-19 cases in Oyo State have relatively mild or no symptoms.
“This means that with the proper management of cases that we have put in place, they will recover without any complications.
“The downside is that when people are asymptomatic, they can easily spread the virus unknowingly.
“This is why we must all play our roles by adhering to guidelines on frequent hand washing with soap and water, physical distancing and the use of face mask in public places.”
Makinde promised that the state government would continue to deploy all resources at its disposal to ensure that the virus is contained in the state.
Let me reassure you, as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, that we are doing everything in our power to contain the spread of this disease, given the recent increase in numbers.
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) May 22, 2020