Firm Records 57 Covid-19 Cases In Ibadan, Oyo State

A firm in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital has recorded 57 positive cases of Covid-19 among its workers.

The number forms a bulk of the 72 new cases confirmed in the state on Saturday.

The state Task Force on the pandemic revealed this in a statement at the weekend.

In the statement by Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, the Task Force said the state would continue to put measures in place to ensure the eradication of the virus in its domain, adding, however, that there was no cause for alarm on the recent development.

“Despite recording 72 positive cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, we want to tell the people of Oyo State that there is no cause for alarm. Fifty-nine of the 72 cases were recorded in a company based in Ibadan.

“What this tells us is that the virus is still very much around and that we all need to always remain vigilant, while adhering to the preventive protocols as enumerated by the experts all along,” the statement read in part.”

The Task Force, which is headed by Makinde, further urged the residents to continue to avoid large gatherings, maintain social distancing, stick to sanitation and hygienic practices such as constant washing of hands and use of sanitisers as well as the use of face masks.

According to the statement, 59 of the reported 72 confirmed cases were from a single workplace in Ibadan while the remaining 13 cases are from the community testing efforts.

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