Oyo Govt urges residents to go for COVID-19 test

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, on Tuesday released a list of the Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) where residents can undertake COVID-19 test across the state.

Mr Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, said in a statement in Ibadan that list of the centres was ratified on Monday at the state’s COVID-19 Task Force meeting presided over by Gov. Seyi Makinde.

Adisa said the task force called on the residents of the state to avail themselves of the opportunities of its decentralised testing system to get themselves tested for the virus.

He said contrary to misinformation that the virus had been defeated, it was still very much active.

Adisa said the task force also advised that adequate and observance of all the safety protocols remained the effective ways of combating the virus.

According to him, the available testing centres include: State Hospital, Oyo; General Hospital, Saki; General Hospital, Iseyin; General Hospital, Igboora; General Hospital, Apata, Ibadan; Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan; Health is Wealth, Secretariat Road, Ibadan; and LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.

Adisa said that testing was also available in the approved private laboratories across the state.

He indicated that residents could call the following numbers for enquiries: 08095394000, 08078288999, 08078288800, 08095863000 or dial 72319*6# and follow the promptings.

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