The Oyo State Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Seun Fakorede has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The 28-year-old revealed that he was in isolation to avoid spreading the virus.
Fakorede said he didn’t know how he contracted COVID-19 because he followed all the necessary precautionary guideline.
The Commissioner said:
“I tested positive for COVID-19 and I want you to know that there’s no cause for any panic as I’m very well, safe and sound without any symptoms/breakdown.
“Before the test result came in, I had no inkling that I was going to test positive. This was because, despite the demands of the office I occupy, I have been careful since Coronavirus crept into our world — I took the test just like others and didn’t nurse any fear. I was asymptomatic, I still am, and I remain fearless.
“I have immediately followed and adhered strictly to the directives of the Incident Management for the Oyo State Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
“COVID-19 is not in any way a death sentence — So, while I acknowledge my principal, Governor Seyi Makinde, for the efforts he has put in place to tackle the pandemic, I want to further urge us all to continue to do everything to minimize the spread of this virus.”
Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his wife, Edith have gone into self-isolation for 14 days after one of their daughters tested positive for coronavirus.
Making the announcement on his official Twitter handle on Friday, Okowa tweeted:
“Earlier today, Edith and I received the news that one of our daughters has tested positive for #COVID19.
“Hence, in-line with the laid out procedures, we are both going into isolation for the next 14-days”.
Recall that two members of the Delta Executive Council, that is, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie and Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, tested positive for coronavirus last weekend; and are currently receiving treatment at an isolation centre in the state.