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BREAKING: India Returnee Declared Positive For Coronavirus in Ondo

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The Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has announced the first case of coronavirus in the state.

He revealed that the state government received the report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shortly before he made the announcement.

The index case is a military officer who was a returnee from India.

It was revealed that the man has been in isolation since he returned and has been monitored by the medical team of the Military and our state team throughout this period.

“Upon showing some symptoms, his samples were taken and the diagnosis confirmed by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control at their lab in Ede. We have now commenced the transfer of the officer to the state isolation” he said.

He urged the residents of the state to stay calm, adding that the government has put necessary measures in place to identify all the contacts of the patient.

According to the governor, the government is working closely with the NCDC and the infected person is in a stable condition.

He stressed that the government was on top of the situation and urged residents to continue to stay safe and follow all the preventive measures against the disease.

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Ondo, Donald Ojogo, also confirmed this in a statement.

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  • Confirmed: 8,915
  • Deaths: 259
  • Recovered: 2,592
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