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I remain asymptomatic, says Seyi Makinde

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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said he remained asymptomatic, as he did not present with any sign of the disease.

The governor, who spoke during a life call-in radio programme tagged “Situation Room on COVID-19” on Fresh 105.9FM in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, said that it was a difficult time waiting for result of his sample.

He said: “We all know that I took the test for COVID-19 as I promised. The result came out positive, so I have the virus. I delayed because I promised that we had to get a diagnostic centre in Ibadan going and once we get it, I would be the first to get tested through that facility.

“Of course I was anxious but I kept busy with some of the works; especially COVID-19. But, we also have other issues like security and what we can do in case things get a lot difficult and challenging.”

He, however, said it would be illogical for anybody to conclude on the particular person that he picked the disease from, saying: “All the governors who attended the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting were advised to self-isolate once one of the attendees tested positive. Based on that advice, I went on self-isolation almost a week ago. I had to cancel the State Executive Council meeting on Tuesday last week.

“With this virus, you cannot really say this is where it came from having interacted with a lot of people, but what we are dealing with right now is that I have done the test. It is positive, so I have the virus. We know it is real and we have to deal with it.

“I still don’t have any symptom. Checking his temperature in the course of the programme, it read 36.5.

“The fact that I have no symptom is the reason why I am insisting that people should maintain social distance, follow hygienic practices and stay at home.”


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