Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday said most of the COVID-19 cases in Oyo state are from the Ibadan North Local government and linked to the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The governor stated this in a live radio programme on Fresh 105.9 FM, Ibadan, tagged “COVID-19 Situation Room.”
He said there is a possibility of walling off the community to prevent further outbreak of the virus in the state.
When asked if there is a possibility of walling off Ibadan as a city on his table, the governor said, “Yes, it is a possibility. The three additional cases that came up and the fatality that was observed in the past 24 hours, all are from UCH.
“I discussed with the CMD of UCH. Yes, I felt that they have been a little bit defensive but they don’t manufacture those people. I mean UCH is a tertiary hospital so people will come from all sorts of places to come in there first.
“The fact still remains that most of what… almost 50% now of the cases in Oyo State, can be directly linked to UCH. And we are looking at what are the actions we can take to address the issue.”
“Yes, let’s say Yemetu community or Adeoyo community or some other community like that. If we can see how the virus is behaving in that community and we have to wall off that community, we will then do it until we get control over what is going on with the virus in that community.”
As of Sunday night, Oyo has 21 cases of COVID-19, according to the latest figure from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.