Former Ogun sport commissioner, Bukola Olopade, tests positive for coronavirus

Former Ogun State Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Bukola Olopade, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Deputy Editor at ThisDay newspapers, Olaleye Olawale, announced this on Thursday via a post on Facebook.

“He is waiting to be taken in for proper care. However, there’s nothing to fret about as he is in very good spirit and hoping to be back home soon,” he wrote.

Mr Olopade had uploaded a video online a few days ago saying he had been in self-isolation since he realised he had symptoms of COVID-19.

“I got tested for COVID-19, I’ve been in self-isolation for five days now. I’ve developed one or two of the symptoms (but) I’m feeling better, I’m feeling stronger, hoping for a very good result in 72 hours. I hope it’s negative,” he said.

He said further, “This video has become essential to let people know that this is real, that’s it is happening and should not underestimate what’s going on out there. They must listen to government and all the publications we’ve been getting about being hygienic, using hand sanitisers and staying at home in terms of social distancing. It’s for real.

“I want to thank the Lagos State Government for their rapid response and manner with which I was attended to. May God help us.”

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