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I have recovered from coronavirus, says Makinde

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Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says he has 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

“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.

“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.”

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.


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

With the recovery of Makinde, the governors undergoing treatment for the disease are two: Bala Mohammed of Bauchi and Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna.

There are currently 232 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Lagos has 120 cases, the highest; the federl capital territory (FCT) 47; and Osun, 20.

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.

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