Covid-19: Oyo State Government Begins Mass Testing

Oyo State government has commenced community mass testing for Covid-19.

The community testing began in the three local government areas of Lagelu, Oluyole and Ibadan South East.

Commissioner for Information, Oyo State (in blue, @ the foreground) Dr Wasiu Olatubosun at St Stephen’s Anglican Primary School, Alegongo, Akobo Ojurin one of the venues of the Mass testing

Speaking at the flag-off, Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun who noted that the state had tested over 3000 persons, said the mass testing would assist government on the exact data to work with to determine other ways to prevent the spread of the disease. 

Some of the health workers taking samples at St Stepen Anglican Primary School, Alegongo, Akobo Ojurin Venue of the Mass testing

Dr Olatunbosun however said government would take over responsibilities of people who might end up with positive results. 

State Coordinator of Emergency Operation Center in the state, Dr Olabode Oladipo said the community testing became imperative in view of increasing cases of Coronavirus in the state.

Caretaker Chairman, Lagelu Local Government, Mr Gbadamosi Kazeem urged residents of the council to take advantage of the testing to know their status early.

Some of the participants commended the Oyo State government for the initiative.

The mass testing which targets 10000 people is to guide government on other areas to look into in its bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Iyabo Adebisi

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