Three members of the Oyo State executive council have tested positive for coronavirus.
Governor Seyi Makinde who broke the news on Wednesday night via his Twitter account said the test results of two other members came back inconclusive.
“Earlier today, we received COVID-19 confirmation tests for all members of the Oyo State Executive Council (EXCO). Sadly, three tests came back positive and two were inconclusive so they will need to be retested.
“The EXCO members have been contacted and contact tracing has begun. Also, their offices have been closed and will be decontaminated.
“Let me reiterate that COVID-19 is still very much with us. That we are taking steps to re-open the economy, does not mean that the virus has disappeared. We must each take actions to protect ourselves and our families.
“We must each own our actions and take preventive measures which include washing our hands with soap and water, wearing face masks whenever we are with other people and maintaining proper social distancing from others” Makinde tweeted.
The state also recorded 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. According to the statistics released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country recorded 649 new infections with Oyo trailing Lagos State.
“649 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-250, Oyo-100, Plateau-40, Delta-40, Abia-28, Kaduna-27, Ogun-22, Edo-20, Akwa Ibom-18, Kwara-17, FCT-17, Enugu-14, Niger-13, Adamawa-13, Bayelsa-7, Osun-6, Bauchi-6, Anambra-4, Gombe-3, Sokoto-2, Imo-1, Kano-1” NCDC tweeted.