The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed the details of the index case of the dreaded coronavirus earlier recorded in Ondo State.
Akeredolu who took to his Twitter account noted that the index case was an Indian returnee military officer.
The Ondo State Governor had earlier confirmed the index case on Friday night in a tweet on his account.
He wrote, “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 NCDC.”
“The infected are in very stable condition and we ask for calm from all in Ondo State. We are on top of this and ask that our citizens continue to follow all preventive measures to ensure they remain safe.”
Akeredolu further stated that the military officer has been in isolation since returning from India.
He further stated that the index case whose name has not been revealed will soon be moved to the isolation centre in Lagos State to commence treatment.
Akeredolu in his post wrote: “The index case is a military officer who was a returnee from India. He 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 NCDC at their lab in Ede. We have now commenced the transfer of the officer to the state isolation centre.”