- Ondo state recorded its first coronavirus case on the night of Friday, April 3
- The state government has come to speak on the identity of the individual
- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu stated that the patient is a military officer who recently returned from India
The governor of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed the identity of the state's coronavirus index case that was reported on Friday, April 3.
On his Twitter page, Governor Akeredolu stated that the patient is a military man who just returned from India.
He said: “Upon showing some symptoms, his samples were taken and the diagnosis confirmed by @NCDCgov at their lab in Ede. We have now commenced the transfer of the officer to the state isolation centre.”
The governor added that the officer is being monitored by the state's and the military's medical teams at an isolation centre in Ede.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Akeredolu announced that Ondo state had recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus case.
The governor disclosed this in a tweet on Friday, April 3. "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," the governor said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the transfer of N20,000 by the federal government to poor households in the Kwali area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja had begun.
Sadia Umar-Farouk, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, on Wednesday, April 1, said that this is part of President Muhammadu Buhari's plan to help vulnerable Nigerians to cope with the lockdown order over coronavirus.
Umar-Farouk added that the disbursement of the funds will continue for four months starting from March.
The minister said: “We have directed immediate cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country.
“Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to expand, because we are aware that there are people who live on daily wage..."
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