Prof. Raphael Afonja tested negative for coronavirus

Prof. Raphael Afonja , Oyo State Commissioner for Public Works has tested negative for coronavirus, 55 days after he first tested positive.

Afonja and Commissioner for Information, Culture and Orientation Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun tested positive to the virus when Governor Seyi Makinde directed members of the State Executive Council to go for the test.

They went into self-isolation thereafter, following doctors’ prescriptions.

Olatubosun confirmed his recovery on Sunday. Afonja confirmed his on COVID-19 Situation Room, a popular programme on Ibadan-based Fresh FM 105.9 on Monday.

Afonja said he regained freedom after 55 days in isolation, noting that he also received his second negative test Sunday afternoon.

Also on Monday, the state COVID-19 Task Force said part of its success stories in the treatment of patients include the treatment and discharge of a two-year-old and a 95-year-old, who earlier tested positive to the Coronavirus.

This is as the task force also said the state Infectious and Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan, where the novel pandemic is being treated, has not recorded any fatality since the facility was put to use.


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