Coronavirus: Gov. Oyetola confirms number of COVID-19 patient in Osun


Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State says there is still one Coronavirus patient left at the state isolation centre.

Oyetola, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Thursday in Osogbo, said the COVID-19 patient had been receiving treatment but still positive, News men reports.

Eighteen COVID-19 patients had been treated and discharged in the state.

The governor, however, said that his administration was determined to forestall community transmission of the virus and rid the state of the virus.

He also said the government had spent a lot on the procurement of modern equipment in the health facilities across the state.

The governor appealed to residents of the state to report any COVID-19 symptoms to concerned authorities, saying that the government was determined to eliminate the virus in the state.

“What we are trying to do as a government is to be proactive enough because perhaps this is the time for community transmission.

“We have isolation centres in about three places, and we are doing all of these to ensure that we have sufficient facilities to take care of possible community transmission.

“We need to start to think about community transmission, and as it is, we are making arrangements for not less than 300 to 500 beds with sophisticated ICU (Intensive Care Unit).

“I have inspected some of the facilities we have, and I am satisfied with what I saw.

“We have done all of these with our resources, and this is the time for the Federal Government to assist the state governments to be able to make sufficient arrangements to tackle the transmission,’’ the governor said.