Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has revealed that the index case of coronavirus in the state is a military officer, who returned from India.
The governor revealed this on his verified Twitter handle,@RotimiAkeredolu, noting that the index case has been in isolation since he returned and has been monitored by the medical team of the military and the state government.
We have just received confirmation of our first positive #COVIDー19 case in Ondo State this evening. The infected person is currently under isolation and will be monitored. We have activated all necessary protocol to locate all contacts and will be working closely with @NCDCgov.
— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) April 3, 2020
The government on Friday has confirmed the first case of coronavirus.
The state commissioner for information and orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo ,confirmed the case in a statement on Friday evening.
He said “it is with great concern that the Ondo State Government announces the first index case. A suspected case tested positive to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We thank God for His protection thus far. Ours has been a case of anxiety while we enjoyed a COVID-19 free State status.
“This development has, however, repudiated that enviable status even as we urge all to be vigilant and keep ourselves within the precincts of measures put in place.”