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Gov Seyi Makinde tests positive to COVID-19

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in Nigeria on Monday, March 30, 2020 said he tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-isolation. 

Seyi Makinde
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State

The governor revealed this in a statement on his verified Twitter handle on Monday where he disclosed that he is asymptomatic.

“I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result, it is positive, I am asymptomatic and will continue to self isolate,” he said.

Gov Makinde, who is the chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force in the state, further tweeted: “I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, 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.”

By David Adeoye

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