Four travellers who defiled the interstate travel ban order have tested positive for Coronavirus after being intercepted alongside 7 others by the Oyo State Border Patrol Team.
The suspects who claimed to be natives of Sokoto state were arrested on Friday, May 1 at Asejire, the boundary between Oyo and Osun states, and paraded on Saturday May 2 at Gbagi Divisional Police Station of the Oyo State Police Command.
Oyo state incident manager, Dr Taiwo Ladipo confirmed the test results of the travellers on Tuesday, May 5. He told Channels TV that the four confirmed cases are currently being isolated at the Infectious Diseases Centre, Olodo.
A member of the COVID-19 task force, Prof. Temitope Alonge has also confirmed the development.
Oyo state has so far recorded 44 confirmed cases of Coronavirus. 9 patients have been discharged, while two persons have died in the state.