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Oyo’s Youngest Commissioner, Fakorede Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Oyo State’s Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Mr. Seun Fakorede, has tested positive for COVID-19.

On Friday, 28-year-old Fakorede told us that he had gone into isolation so as not to spread the illness.

Fakorede, who is Oyo State’s youngest commissioner, said he had no idea how he contracted COVID-19 because he normally takes all the required precautions.

Nevertheless, he said Nigerians must know that COVID-19 is not a death sentence as many have overcome the disease, including his boss, Governor Seyi Makinde.

The commissioner also told us that as of Friday morning he had remained asymptomatic.

Fakorede said,

“I tested positive for COVID-19 and I want you to know that there’s no cause for any panic as I’m very well, safe and sound without any symptoms/breakdown.

“Before the test result came in, I had no inkling that I was going to test positive. This was because, despite the demands of the office I occupy, I have been careful since COVID-19 crept into our world — I took the test just like others and didn’t nurse any fear. I was asymptomatic, I still am, and I remain fearless.

“I have immediately followed and adhered strictly to the directives of the Incident Management for the Oyo State Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

“COVID-19 is not in any way a death sentence — So, while I acknowledge my principal, Governor Seyi Makinde, for the efforts he has put in place to tackle the pandemic, I want to further urge us all to continue to do everything to minimize the spread of this virus.

“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!”

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