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COVID-19: 15 test positive in Oyo as total cases rise to 317

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Oyo State has recorded 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the state to 317.

The latest figures, released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday night revealed that the 15 cases in Oyo were among the 241 new cases recorded in 14 states.

It was gathered that the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) of the state COVID-19 Task Force said it would begin the community testing for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The testing, expected to hold in 10 locations, will kick off in three different sites in Ibadan.

The task force, chaired by Gov. Seyi Makinde, stated that it would not be able to follow the decision by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, which relaxed the ban on religious gathering and the curfew.

It said that the position was informed by the ongoing risk situation analysis being undertaken by a team of experts.

“The task force is awaiting a risk situation analysis report by a team of experts, earlier commissioned to do so.

“The report is expected at the end of the week”.

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