(IBADAN/ 23RD APRIL 2020): There is panic in Ibadan after residents have caught wind of a suspected case of COVID-19 in Lafia Hospital, Apata along NNPC Abeokuta road, Ibadan, OYOGist.com has gathered.
There are several differing accounts of what went down at Lafia Hospital when the premises appears shut off to patients.
One account alleged that the CMD of the Hospital has been infected with the deadly Coronavirus after attending to one suspected COVID-19 patient who later tested positive to the virus after his death.
Another account alleged that the hospital was allegedly sealed of by the Government for illegally treating a suspected COVID-19 patient who was later transfered to the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan after complications arose.
The said suspected COVID-19 patient was alleged to have died at UCH from COVID-19 complications due to an underlying condition. His result allegedly came back POSITIVE for COVID-19 but that was after his death, and this was what the state Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde announced on his Twitter page as the first COVID-19 death in the state.
OYOGist.com recalls that Oyo State reported the first COVID-19 related death on the 22nd of April after Gov Seyi Makinde made the announcement at his Oyo State COVID19 Task Force report.
OYOGist.com advises all readers to observe social distancing and maintain proper hygiene to help curb the spread of the COVID-19.