Ondo Gets First Coronavirus Case

  • Gov Akeredolu appeals for calm

BY SEGUN ADEBAYO – The signs were clearly in the air and finally, Ondo State has completed the list of States in the South West geo-political zone with confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

The Sunshine State recorded its first incident of the COVID-19 late on Friday, April 3, 2020, making it the latest State to join the league of those with  confirmed cases of the rampaging virus.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who dropped the distressing news this Friday on his official Twitter handle, said, “We have just received confirmation of our first positive COVID-19 case this evening.

“The infected person is currently under isolation and would be monitored.”

According to the governor, “We have activated all necessary protocol to locate all contacts and we’ve been working closely with NCDC.”

The case was confirmed 48 hours after the State Government ordered the closure of all its borders.

While assuring that the infected person is in ‘very stable condition’, Governor Akeredolu appealed for calm from all citizens and inhabitants of the State, adding; “We are on top of this and ask that our citizens continue to follow all preventive measures to ensure they remain safe.”

Sources close to the Government House in Akure, the State capital hinted that the victim is one of those already confined in the isolation centre in the state.

Also, a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Donald Ojogo, confirming the development said; “It is with great concern that the Ondo State Government announces the index case.”

“A suspected case tested positive to the COVID-19 pandemic”, Mr Ojogo said in the terse statement

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