Coronavirus: Ondo’s index case is a military officer

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

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.

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.”

Six new cases of #COVID19 were reported in Osun State on Friday morning, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 190.

Information from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control indicates Covid-19 has been reported in 13 states.
Lagos, with 98 cases reported, has the highest burden.
Abuja is second, with 38 cases reported.
The others are
Osun- 20
Oyo- 8
Akwa Ibom- 5
Ogun- 4
Edo- 4
Kaduna- 4
Bauchi- 3
Enugu- 2
Ekiti- 2
Benue- 1

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