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Oyo State Has Conducted 3500 Covid-19 Tests – Makinde

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Governor Seyi Makinde , on Wednesday, disclosed that Oyo state has, so far, conducted over 3,500 COVID-19 tests, a development which he said placed the State in the top four of highest testing states in the country.
He also announced that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has approved a second diagnostic laboratory for COVID-19 testing in the state.
The governor who addressed members of the State House of Assembly explained how the administration has succeeded in growing the economy of the state despite the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has fared in the education, health, and security sectors.
He added that as a result of the administration’s decision to respond to the pandemic based on science, data and logic, the administration has succeeded in ensuring that response to COVID-19 pandemic has not created “more problems than the pandemic itself.”
The governor stated that some of the approaches of the administration in curtailing the harsh reality of the pandemic included the decision to partially lock down the state and the deliberate decision to grow the economy by injecting funds into the economy through prompt payment of salaries.
He maintained that in order for the state to be able to take an informed decision on reopening worship centres, schools and other businesses affected by the partial lockdown, it is ramping up testing for the virus by embarking on Community-Based Testing in 10 locations within and outside the state capital.
Speaking at the Assembly chambers on the occasion of the first anniversary of the 9th Assembly, Makinde declared that his administration has been meeting the expectations of the people of Oyo state.
The governor, further said his administration was determined to deliver on the electioneering promises made to the people during the campaigns. States have been ramping up their responses to the virus as a number of Governors test positive for the disease.

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