JUST IN: Seun Fakorede, Commissioner For Youth Development & Sports In Oyo State, Contracts #COVID19
Seun Fakorede, the Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports in Oyo State, has contracted COVID-19.
Fakorede, 28, told a national daily, on Friday that he had gone into isolation in order not to spread the disease.
Fakorede, who is the youngest commissioner in Oyo State, said he didn’t know how he contracted the virus because he usually takes all necessary precautions.
He, however, said Nigerians must know that COVID-19 is not a death sentence as many, including his boss, Governor Seyi Makinde, have beaten the disease.
“I will remain in isolation till I fully recover, I will fight this, victoriously — please continue to comply with all the directives of the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay safe!,” he was quoted to have said.
As of June 26, 2020, the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had been confirmed in around 210 countries or territories.
The virus had infected 9,714,809 people worldwide, and the number of deaths had totaled 491,856.
In Nigeria, its spread touched a new milestone as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reveal Nigeria now has 22,614 confirmed cases.
On the 25th of June 2020, 594 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, having carried out a total daily test of 2,047 samples across the country.
To date, 22,614 cases have been confirmed, 7,822 cases have been discharged and 549 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).