- There is anxiety in Ondo as the state recorded its first death from Covid-19
- Wahab Adegbenro, the state commissioner for health, confirmed the casualty on Monday
- Ondo currently has fifteen (15) coronavirus cases, according to NCDC record
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Ondo state government on Monday morning, May 11, officially announced the first casualty from coronavirus pandemic.
Dr Wahab Adegbenro, the state commissioner for health, made the confirmation, Channels TV reports.
The announcement came barely 24 hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 248 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking the total number of infections to 4,399.
Although the national disease control agency did not report any new case in Ondo, Legit.ng notes that the state currently has 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus on the database of NCDC.
On Saturday, May 9, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had announced two new cases of coronavirus in the state, saying he would shed more light during a state-wide broadcast on Monday, May 11.
Prior to the tragic development, about twenty-five (25) almajiris driven into Ondo by a truck driver were on Monday, May 4, turned back.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu first raised the alarm of almajiris pouring in from northern states while giving an update on the government's efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
He lamented over the entry points into Ondo state which is manned by security agencies in line with the restriction of movement order.
In a related report, not less than eleven travellers coming from Sokoto state en route Akure have been intercepted with four out of them testing positive to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Taiwo Ladipo, Oyo state's incident manager, on Tuesday, May 5, disclosed that the travellers were intercepted by Oyo state police command at the weekend.
He further stated that the confirmed cases have been held in isolation at the Infectious Diseases Centre, Olodo.
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