Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oyo State have increased to 137 as 19 more people tested positive on Monday, latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) have revealed.
In the figures released on Monday night, the 19 cases in Oyo were among the 216 recorded in 15 states.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Seyi Makinde had on Monday evening said he would not relax the ban on religious gatherings in the state as being requested for by some religious leaders.
Makinde said his refusal to relax the ban was due to the advice of medical experts that COVID-19 transmission occurs more easily in enclosed places.