COVID-19: Call center records fresh 27 out of Oyo’s 28 cases

By Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.


Oyo State has recorded twenty-eight new cases of Coronavirus.

Out of the figure, 27 are from iSON Xperiences, a Telecoms Call Centre, earlier shut down, around Dugbe axis of the State, while the last case is from the Akinyele Local Government Area of the State.

The new additions bring to 105 the number of the members of staff of iSON Xperiences that testing positive for the novel Coronavirus in Oyo State, while the total confirmed cases in the State now stand at 190.

While giving an update on the development, Governor Seyi Makinde said the State is doing everything in its power to contain the spread of the virus in the State.

He appealed to the people of the State to adhere to all the safety rules because most of the cases reported in the State are asymptomatic, noting that the treatment protocol adopted by the State would ensure the speedy recovery of the patients.

Makinde, speaking through his social media handles, said, “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. 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 all must 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.”

We will continue to deploy all resources at our disposal to ensure that the virus is contained in Oyo State. Together, we can fight this pandemic,” the Governor concluded.

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