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.

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“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.”

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.

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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

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