The popular Ibadan based fuji music artiste, Mr Taye Akande Adebisi aka Taye Currency came under criticisms on his return from United Kingdom as he was seen mingling with the crowd and performed live at the political rally organised in the state earlier on Wednesday in Ibadan.
Taye Currency responded to cynics who were making unfounded comments on social media that he has contracted Coronavirus.
“I passed through the screening at the port of entry at the Arport and I have no symptoms of any virus.
“I am hale and healthy” Adebisi clarified.
Statement from Taye Currency reads as follows;
“To address the ongoing rumours which have been propagated on social media over the past few days that, I attended a rally of our great party PDP, days after returning from the United kingdom without being isolated and tested for the Coronavirus.
Yes, I was in the United Kingdom earlier this week to receive an Award but I was tested upon my arrival into the country and also during my brief stay.
Most importantly, I was also tested at the Airport right before my departure and upon landing in Lagos. I want to inform everyone that all tests results came out Negative and that I am 100% Coronavirus Free.
I want to implore the general public not to panic or share misinformation as we all need to stay strong together to weather through these tough times we are facing.
The Oyo State Government has reiterated its commitment towards ensuring a disease free state and wants everyone to remain calm, while ensuring strict adherence to necessary hygiene practices as stipulated by the State and our Health Agencies.
”Anyone who shows any known symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, nausea, dry cough, headaches and tiredness, should isolate themselves and immediately call the Oyo State Ministry of Health on 08038210122, 08023229267, 08073431342.
”God bless Oyo State and God bless Nigeria.
”Alhaji Taye Adebisi Akande
Special Adviser to the Oyo State Government on Culture on Tourism.
Let’s stay safe God bless 🙏🏽 THANk you”
This has generated a lot of criticisms mostly among the government opposition.
Reports however indicate the suspected case of Coronavirus in Ibadan, Oyo State, was being monitored, and blood samples of suspect sent to Lagos for confirmation.
meanwhile, another UK returnee from the United Kingdom has been in self isolation in his residence in Ibadan.
The man had a temperature spike of 37.9 celsius and his blood sample was subsequently taken to Lagos COVID-19 testing facility of (NCDC) for confirmation.
Apart from the case of the UK returnee, two other suspected cases had earlier been reported in the state.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello has stressed the need for residents of the state to adhere to hygienic precautionary measures to avoid an outbreak in the state.
He also urged individuals returning to the state from countries with the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to self-isolate themselves under supervision for a period of 14 days before going out or mixing with the public.
Highlights of measures taken by Oyo state government:
1. Emergency operation centre to be set up within 72 hours.
2. Diagnostic Centre to be set up within 72 hours.
3. Schools to be closed immediately until after Easter.
4. The Maternal and health centre at Olodo has now been re-designated as the state infectious disease hospital.
5. Two ambulances dedicated to coronavirus cases to be provided.
6. The disease surveillance and notifications system in the 33 LGAs and 35 LCDAs created earlier will be activated.
7. The Free Health Mission is hereby suspended.
8. The ongoing employee verification is suspended.
9. We will increase our enlightenment campaigns.
10. Wash centres will be provided in markets and public places.
11. Personal protective gear will be provided for our health workers through emergency purchases.