Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has said the state government is working on the increase of the capacity of isolation centres in the state, insideoyo.com reports.
He made this known on Monday on his verified twitter account while giving update on the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Makinde who doubles as the chairman of the Oyo state Covid-19 task force said the isolation centre in Saki will be 100-bed, in Ogbomoso, it will be 40-bed, in Igboora, it will be 40-bed and in Aawe near Oyo Town, 24-bed isolation centre will be there.
His words “We are working to increase the capacity if (sic) our isolation centres by adding a 100-bed isolation centre in Saki, 40-bed isolation centre in Ogbomoso, 40-bed isolation centre in Igboora, and another 24-bed isolation centre in Aawe near Oyo Town.”
He also added that the state government will renovate the 10-bed isolation centre at Jericho, in Ibadan, the state capital.
He said “We are also renovating the 10-bed isolation centre at Agbami Chest Centre, Jericho.”
With this, the isolation centre has cut across the five geopolitical zones in the state.
Insideoyo.com reports that the deadly coronavirus has spread to Ibadan, Ogbomoso, Oyo and Oke Ogun zones. Ibarapa zone is the only zone without a confirmed case of coronavirus.
As of May 12, 2020, 15 local government areas have recorded cases of coronavirus in Oyo state with Ibadan North topping the list of local government area with the highest number of cases.
A breakdown of the 65 cases shows that Ibadan North 26 has cases, Egbeda has 8 cases, Ibadan South West has 8 cases, Oriire has 5 cases , Ibadan South East has 3 cases, Oluyole has 3 cases, Akinyele has 3 cases.
Also, Ido has 2 cases, Surulere has 2 cases, Ibadan North West has 1 case, Ibadan North East has 1 case, Lagelu has 1 case, Olorunsogo has 1 case, Ona Ara has 1 case and Oyo East has 1 case.