CORONAVIRUS: Suspected case tests negative in Oyo
The Oyo State Government says the two suspected cases of corona virus in the state tested negative. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello, who disclosed this said the two suspected cases did not test positive to any of coronavirus or Lassa fever, and the suspects who were earlier quarantined are improving health-wise.
The health commissioner noted that though there is an outbreak of the infection in neighboring Lagos, there is freedom of movement enshrined in the constitution and as such the state cannot restrict movement of individuals.
Bello said: “As for the suspected case, the person is now improving. We know that a case will have to be taken into study and it was discovered that it is nothing related to Coronavirus or Lassa fever. What we saw at Oyo was nothing near Lassa or Coronavirus. We are ready as we don’t know who would have travelled in and out of Ibadan.
“For the least symptoms of respiratory distress, we give them that maximum attention and we treat it like a case. A single case is considered an epidemic. That is why with the single case in Lagos, all other neighbouring states are on high alert.
“What we are trying to do is that going by our proximity to Lagos and the high level of transaction between these two urban centres, we are being very prepared because no one can tell. There is freedom of movement enshrined in the constitution and we cannot, for this reason, restrict movement of individuals. I wish to reassure the people of the state that there is currently no outbreak of Coronavirus in the state.”