Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, last Sunday night, announced he has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19) just few days after announcing he tested positive for the virus.
In a tweet he posted on his personal Twitter handle @seyiamakinde, he said: “I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19.
“I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force.”
I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19. I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. pic.twitter.com/p0Tn1iH0H1
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) April 5, 2020
This remains the fastest recovery period in the country since the index case was reported.
Makinde had, last Monday, confirmed that he tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.
In a tweet he posted, he said though he is yet to see any symptom, he will continue to isolate himself.
“I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is positive. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate.
“I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, a former Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully.
“Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe,” he tweeted.
Governor Makinde was one of the governors who attended the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja, some weeks ago, where he met with other governors.
The Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF) had, after the meeting, advised its members who attended the Abuja meeting to go into self- isolation or undergo COVID-19 test.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, stated that Makinde’s test result was delivered to the governor at about 5:30pm last Monday.
The news of Oyo governor’s positive status came on the heels of the release of the State’s index case from the COVID-19 isolation centre at the Agbami Chest Hospital, Ibadan, where he was treated, having fully recovered from the viral disease.
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