Seyi Makinde becomes third Nigerian governor to test positive for coronavirus
Governor of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The governor announced this in a tweet on Monday.
Makinde said he had designated Professor Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the head of COVID-19 task force while he recovers fully.
“I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate,” the tweet read.
“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.”
I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate. pic.twitter.com/SX6UAYBb0S
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) March 30, 2020
Makinde becomes the third governor to test positive for coronavirus.
Governors Bala Mohammed and Nasir el-Rufai of Bauchi and Kaduna states respectively had earlier tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded twenty new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 131.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Monday evening.
The new cases are spread across Lagos, Kaduna, Oyo and the federal capital territory