The war against coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit a massive breakthrough as Oyo government confirmed the discharge of the index case in the state.
Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo, made this known in a statement on Monday, March 30, The Nation reports.
According to Adisa, the index case was discharged after the completion of his treatment at the Agbami Chest Hospital Isolation Centre in Ibadan.
He stressed that the patient, an American returnee, tested negative to two consecutive coronavirus tests.
“The index case had been on self-isolation at a private residence in Ibadan until he was transferred to the Isolation Centre on March 23.
“The index case was released after two consecutive negative tests,” according to the chief press secretary.
Meanwhile, as more cases of coronavirus are recorded, the federal government has commenced the distribution of preventive items to people living with disabilities.
Oyo state has discharged its index case of coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development made the donation and distribution at the Karmajiji disabled community in Abuja.
The ministry said the distribution was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts towards ensuring the safety of lives amid the coronavirus global pandemic.
Items distributed to the disabled people include hand sanitizers, face masks, soaps, bleach and plastic buckets.