Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said the State will start treating everyone that visits its laboratories for COVID-19 tests, even before the outcome of their test results.
Gov Abiodun disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle on Monday evening.
According to him, the move was part of his efforts towards stopping the community spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The new method, which the Governor described as “see and treat”, means people who presented themselves for COVID-19 tests will be treated, regardless of whether they are positive or negative.
ClassicalPromo reports that the Governor did not disclose if such persons will be taken into an isolation center or not.
“As part of efforts towards curbing the community spread of the Coronavirus, we are introducing a “see and treat” method in our testing centers.
“With this step, we will immediately commence treatment for everyone that comes for testing even before the results are out.”
However, the Governor’s decision has triggered reactions from residents of the State, the majority of whom queried the wisdom behind treating people without confirming the nature of their illnesses.