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Oyo State begins COVID-19 drive-through testing, to test 2,000 people

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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Oyo State has activated its COVID-19 walk-through/drive-through testing center with the commencement of the Adamasingba Stadium center in Ibadan where 2,000 people would be tested, OYOGist.com reports.

The initiative was flagged off at the stadium on Tuesday, 14th of April, 2020. The Governor of the State, Engr Seyi Makinde applauded Citizen for Citizen Initiative for donating the 2,000 test kits that will be used for the tests.

Governor Seyi Makinde revealed that the goal is to test as many people within the shortest possible period in order to know whether a total lockdown in the state would become necessary.

“In the next few days, we will see for ourselves whether a complete lockdown is necessary. We plan to test 10,000 people in the shortest possible time,” the Governor said.


Seyi Makinde also announced that the state already has its own COVID-19 diagnostic center which was established at the Virology department of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan in partnership with the government.

During the launch of the drive/walk-through testing initiative, the governor expressed the readiness of his administration to combat the Coronavirus pandemic as the state had “started putting things in place to ensure that we will be able to prevent, contain and control the spread of COVID-19.”

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