Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday, March 30,, has revealed that he tested positive for Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus.
Makinde disclosed this in a series of tweets from his official handle on Monday evening.
“I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate.
“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,” he wrote.
Makinde becomes the latest Nigerian governor to be infected, with Governor Nasir el-Rufai testing positive last week.
Meanwhile, Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the Nigeria’s Health Minister, Osagia Ehanire has announced that Nigeria has recorded another Coronavirus death.
Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure at a media briefing on Monday afternoon.
“As of today, we have recorded 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
“Till date, 3 persons have been discharged after successful treatment.
“But sadly, another fatality was recorded over the weekend,” he said.
The three fatalities include one American who died in Ekiti State.
The global pandemic has killed over 32,000 worldwide.