On the 25th of March, 2020, a Covid-19 case was confirmed in Osun State. This generated the rumour on social media about a confirmed case in OAUTHC.
This rumour appeared to be false as Prof Onayade from OAUTHC said,
"Dear colleagues, I am glad to report that all samples collected from Ife are NEGATIVE for SARS-COVI 2 virus. All exposed persons should calm down. However, note that 80% of persons who are infected and able to transmit the infections are asymptomatic. This means the real risk to us are not the patients in the hospital but the many people we come across in during daily social interactions in offices, markets, churches, mosques, etc. Consequently, let us keep safe via scrupulous hand washing, social distancing, cough etiquette and other preventive behaviour at this time. The protocol will be distributed to all service points tomorrow and we will continue to strengthen our preparedness and plans to keep you all safe. God bless us all."
However, it was reported that the confirmed Covid-19 case is at Oshogbo. People are still urged to stay home, practise social distancing and stay safe.