Oyo state has recorded the first positive case of coronavirus.

Governor Seyi Makinde, who doubles as the Chairman of the State Covid-19 Task Force, confirmed it on Sunday morning.

The Governor, who broke the news on his Twitter handle, said the suspected case who has been in isolation eventually turned positive.

He added that another UK returnee on a suspected case has been identified and kept in isolation in Oluyole Area of the state.

He said the government has released fund for the establishment of Activation of Emergency Operation Centre at the Ministry of Health as well as the establishment of Diagnostic Centre for screening of Coronavirus and other related infectious diseases to be stationed at the UCH, Ibadan.

According to him: “The Covid-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back positive. The result was released at 17:35 PM of March 21, 2020. Oyo State Public Health Officials are collaborating with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan’s team on the case.

“A follow up on the Ekiti covid-19 case revealed that the deceased was picked up directly from Lagos Airport to a private apartment in Ona Ara Local Government Area.

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