About 20 judges from the Osun State judiciary have gone into self-isolation following their return from an international conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
This is even as the test conducted on Governor Gboyega Oyetola and his wife, Kafayat returned negative.
Addressing a press conference at the Government House on Wednesday, the governor said government had commenced contact tracing of the first confirmed coronavirus case.
“Sadly, I want to say that we have the first confirmed case of the novel COVID-19 in the state. It was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC. The case is a returnee from the United Kingdom and is currently receiving treatment.
“The sample was tested at NCDC accredited testing centre, which is the African Centre of Excellence in Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede, Osun and the result returned positive on Tuesday night. However, this confirmed case is not the first one we will be subjected to investigation. But so far all the others have tested negative.
“Government had contacted the family of the patient and has since commenced contact tracing to identify people who might have been in contact with the confirmed case. Considering the fact that I was in Abuja for the better part of last week, as a way of leading by example, I have also subjected myself to test. My wife, because of her recent travel history also subjected herself to test. Both came back negative,” Oyetola remarked.