BREAKING: Another eight workers test positive for COVID-19 in Ibadan

Eight workers of a company in Ibadan have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), Standard News reports.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State confirmed this on his Twitter handle on Monday.

This development is coming barely two days after 30 workers in the same organisation tested positive for the virus. This brings the number of Coronavirus cases in the said company to 38.

Makinde had said on Saturday that the company was being decontaminated while the infected staffers had been moved to the state’s isolation centre.

In a series of tweets on Monday, the governor said: “18 confirmed COVID-19 patients have received their second negative test results and have been discharged.

“This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 46.

“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for eleven suspected cases came back positive. Eight of these cases are from the same organisation in Ibadan South West Local Government Area referred to in the update of May 16, 2020.”

The governor added that the test results of two suspected cases from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, who passed away and were buried, also came back positive.

Makinde noted that the total number of confirmed cases in the state hits 118, including four associated deaths.

He urged residents, who suspect they have come in contact with a COVID-19 case, and who have symptoms of the virus including cough, fever, tiredness, amongst others, to visit the state testing centre.

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