An unnamed company operating in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, which produced 30 and 8 COVID-19 cases on Saturday and Sunday respectively has produced further 19 new cases of the virus to bring the total to 57.
The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
The statement reads:
“OYO STATE COVID-19 TASK FORCE UPDATE (MAY 18, 2020)
“1. The COVID-19 confirmation tests for nineteen suspected cases came back POSITIVE. All nineteen of these cases are from the same organisation referred to in the updates of May 16 and 17, 2020. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 137.
“2. We urge the following categories of people who have not already done so, to register with the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 | 08095863000 | 08078288999 | 08078288800, for the ongoing drive-through/walk-through testing at Adamasingba Stadium:
a) People who believe they could have come in contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State;
b) People with COVID-19 symptoms: cough, fever, tiredness, body ache and shortness of breath;
c) Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.