- Ondo and Katsina states have recorded one suspected coronavirus case each
- The suspected case in Ondo recently returned from the US while that of Katsina recently returned to the country
- Their blood samples have been taken for Covid-19 tests while citizens are urged not to panic
The Ondo state government has confirmed that there is a suspected case of coronavirus in Akure, the state capital.
The state government has, however, given assurance that the situation is being currently handled.
Channels TV reports that a man simply identified as David who came into Nigeria from the United States was taken to a government hospital in Ondo state after being suspected of having coronavirus.
The news media reports that the suspected patient is currently being observed at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital in Akure.
Legit.ng gathers that the development has been confirmed by the state's commissioner for health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro.
Adegbenro urged the people of Ondo state not to panic as the situation was under control.
The health commissioner clarified that the case is not confirmed yet as the old man is just being suspected after coughing for the past one month he returned from the US.
He said the suspected patient has been isolated while his blood sample will be taken to Lagos on Thursday, March 19 for test.
In a similar development, the Ministry of Health in Katsina state said it has recorded a first suspected case of Covid-19.
Daily Trust reports that the ministry's permanent secretary, Dr Kabir Mustapha, has confirmed the development.
Legit.ng gathers that the suspected patient is currently on self-isolation.
He was said to have returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warranted further investigations.
The patient reportedly came back to the country on Monday, March 9, and visited his family in Safana local government area.
He reportedly visited the clinic of the Federal University, Dutsin-ma with the symptoms where the state ministry officials' attention was drawn.
The suspected patient's blood sample has reportedly been taken to test for Covid-19.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ekiti state had recorded its first case of coronavirus with the victim testing positive after driving an American citizen from Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
This was disclosed by the commissioner for health and human services, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, on Wednesday night, March 18.
Yaya-Kolade said the American has been confirmed dead by the Ekiti State Taskforce on COVID-19 led by Governor Kayode Fayemi.
In another report, Governor Akeredolu on Wednesday, March 4, signed the Ondo State Security Network and Amotekun Corps Bill into law.
The governor's action comes a day after the Ondo state House of Assembly passed the bill. The signing took place at the state’s executive council chambers in Akure, the state capital.
“The Amotekun Corps is not an independent regional outfit but a complementary effort by the governors of the south-west to engender unity, peace and security,” the governor said.
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