Coronavirus: Akeredolu says new case of COVID-19 in Ondo is ex-corps member
- Ondo state government has said that the new case of COVID-19 in the state is an ex-corps member
- The corps member was said to have contracted the disease at a military barrack in the state
- According to the report, the former corps member had contact with the index case of COVID-19 in the state
The officials of the Ondo government have confirmed another case of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Premium Times reports that the new case is a corps member, whose identity has not been revealed.
The online medium said the corps member is a medical doctor having his primary assignment at the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena cantonment, and reportedly had contact with the index case.
However, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in a Tweet on Tuesday, April 14, clarified that the new case was an ex-corps member who served in the Barracks and was retained.
He tweeted: "Important clarification on the 3rd #COVID19 case in Ondo. The infected person is not an @officialnyscng corps member as stated online. The individual was an ex corps member that served in the Barracks and was retained."
The report noted that the Ondo’s index case, a military officer, was said to have brought the virus from India, adding that the case has since been isolated and undergoing treatment.
The state COVID-19 team immediately isolated 11 persons including the immediate family of the index case and conducted a test on them.
Governor Akeredolu confirmed on his verified Twitter handle on Monday, April 13, that the recent case who works at the medical facility at the Owena military cantonment, got the virus from the index case.
The state commissioner for information, Donald Ojogo, who also confirmed the development had earlier said the third victim was a corps member and medical doctor.
He said: "The third positive case in Ondo state is a medical doctor; he is a Youth Corp member attached to the Army clinic at the Barracks and had attended to the first index case while he was under observation.
“Mr. Governor will today at noon, address the people of the state on further details in respect of this case and provide deeper insights.”
The second confirmed case in the state is an airport staff in Lagos who came into Ondo state last week and was found to have carried the virus from his base in Lagos to Ijoka, a community at the suburb of Akure, the Ondo state capital.
He was immediately isolated and his immediate family and other contacts quarantined in line with the NCDC protocol.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Professor Ayodele Israel Adeleye, a former lecturer with the Department of Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria insisted that he had found a solution to the global pandemic called coronavirus.
It was reported that the Kaduna-based scientist, on Monday, April 13, urged the federal government to produce five victims for free treatment in order to further prove his claim, The Guardian reports.
The professor while noting there was a three-day window for the cure discovery, stated that his COVID-19 cure is very much real and the next after God in terms of effectiveness.
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