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Coronavirus: How I got infected – Makinde

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Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde who confirmed that he was tested positive for coronavirus on Monday explained that he contracted it in a meeting he participated in Abuja.

The governor who tweeted via his personal handle @seyiamakinde on Monday, said that he would remain in isolation.

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He revealed that Prof Temitope Alonge, a former Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has been appointed to head COVID-19 Task Force while he recovers.

A statement from Makinde’s spokesman,  Taiwo Adisa, explained that Governor Makinde was one of the governors who attended the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja, on Thursday, March 19, where he met with a number of his colleagues.

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The Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF), days later, advised its members who attended the Abuja meeting to go into self- isolation or undergo COVID-19 tests which Makinde did last week.

Adisa explained, the test result, which was delivered to the governor at about 5.30pm indicated that he had tested positive to coronavirus.

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The news of Makinde’s positive test came on the heels of the release of the State’s index case from the COVID-19 isolation centre in Ibadan.

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