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COVID-19: I’m not Aware of how Gov. Makinde Was Treated – Minister


On Wednesday during the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19, in Abuja, Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health, said he is not aware of the treatment procedure used in curing Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde of Coronavirus.

“I am not aware of what the treatment protocol his Excellency, Oyo State governor had to test negative.

“I am not even aware of where he was treated. I will even need that information to make a categorical statement,”

Mamora said when responding to question on if Makinde was treated using herbal medicine.

Makinde on April 5 announced via his official Twitter handle that he has tested negative for Coronavirus. His negative result comes six days after he went into self-isolation and began receiving treatment.

“I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19.

“I especially thank Professor Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force,” Makinde tweeted.

Mamora at the press briefing, however, revealed that the Federal Government is ready to receive a consignment of medical kits and a medical team from China to contain COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

He added that the Health Minister Osagie Ehanire is currently at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, to receive the team.

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