Convid-19: Ibadan Poly, Others shut as Oyo records first case

By Daniel Ayantoye

Following the outbreak of the pandemic Convid-19 virus also known as corona, the polytechnic, Ibadan has shut down the institution.

The institution made the disclosure in a statement by its Registrar, Mrs. Modupe Theresa Fawale, made available to CAMPUS FOCUS on Sunday.

According to the statement, the closure is inline with the oyo state government directive, that all institutions in the state be shut down until further notice in order to curb spread of the virus in the state.

“In line with the directive of the Oyo State government, the management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan has closed down the institution till further notice.
“Students will be communicated of re-opening as soon as possible. All students are therefore requested to vacate the Halls of residence immediately.” it added.

Meanwhile, the Oyo State government has said it has recorded its first case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This bringing the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 23.

The executive Governor of the state, Engr. Seyi Makinde confirmed this in a statement on today.

“The COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back positive. The result was released at 17:35pm of March 21, 2020.

“A follow-up on the Ekiti COVID-19 case revealed that the deceased was picked up directly from Lagos Airport to a private apartment in Ona Ara Local Government Area.

“The health authorities have contacted the family concerned and the community has been alerted for intensified contact tracing and self-isolation of identified close contacts. The information given that he stayed in some hotels in Ibadan has been found to be false.

“Another returnee from Texas, USA, has also been identified at Oluyole Local Government Area. She has been kept in self-isolation with close monitoring by the State Epidemiological Team. All recent returnees are again urged to identify themselves to Ministry Officials and self-isolate for 14 days.”

The Oyo State governor had earlier directed the closure of all Tertiary Institutions, Public and Private Schools in the state to avoid spread of the virus.

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