There is palpable panic and fear in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital as 30 workers in an unnamed factory have tested positive for COVID-19.

The 30 are part of the 31 new cases confirmed in the Pacesetter State yesterday, bringing the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oyo State to 108.

According to the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, during his daily update on COVID-19, the factory, which is located at Ibadan South West Local Government Area of the state, has subsequently been sealed up.

The factory, according to him, is located at Ibadan South West Local Government Area of the state.

Ibadan South West Local Government Area is known for large concentration of factories, manufacturing companies and industries.

Assuring that the company would be deconterminated, Makinde called for calm from rge peipl of the state; adding that contract tracing of the cases had begun.

Makinde promised to give an update on the additional measures that would be put in place to contain further spread of rge pandemic as soon as it is available.

He said, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for 31 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.

“Thus, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oyo State as at 8 PM today, Saturday, May 16, is 107.

“We advise the following categories of people who have not already done so, to register with the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 or 08095863000 or 08078288999 or 08078288800, for the ongoing drive-through/walk-through testing at Adamasingba Stadium:

“People who believe they could have come in contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State;

“People with COVID-19 symptoms: cough, fever, tiredness, body ache and shortness of breath;

“People with respiratory disease symptoms. Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.”


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