Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, says he has recovered from coronavirus after he had received a second negative test for COVID-19.

Makinde, who broke the news in a tweet late Sunday, thanked the people of the state for their prayers.

The governor expressed gratitude to the COVID-19 task force in the state, promising to resume work on Monday (today)


“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 Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force,” he tweeted.

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“I am also grateful to all members of the Task Force for their cooperation during this time. I will be resuming my responsibility as Head of the Task Force from tomorrow.”

Six days ago, Makinde had announced that he was under isolation after testing positive for the virus.

Other two governors undergoing treatment for the disease are Bala Mohammed and Nasir el-Rufai of Bauchi and Kaduna states respectively.

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCNC) had on Sunday announced that Nigeria currently has 232 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Lagos has the highest cases of 120, while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has 47 and Osun has a record of 20 cases.

Oyo and Edo states have nine cases each; Bauchi, six, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna, five each. Ogun has four cases; Enugu and Ekiti, two cases each; Rivers, Benue and Ondo states have one case each.

From the total figure, 33 patients have been discharged after recovering from the disease while five deaths have been recorded in the country.