Following the announcement of the first coronavirus case in Ondo State, palpable fear has continued to grip residents of the State.
It was gathered that the first confirmed case is a Military Officer, who recently returned to Nigeria from India.
A source revealed that the State received the result of the test, after some samples were sent to a Laboratory in Osun State.
“We suspected two cases on Wednesday. One from Ile Oluji, in Okeigbo, while the second one, a Military Officer at the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army Barracks, in Akure.
“Immediately, we sent the two samples for test in Ede, Osun State, and got the result of the second person today, which tested positive”, he said.
Confirming the case in a post on Twitter, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu pleaded for calm in the State, adding that, the man has been moved to an Isolation Centre.
He wrote: “Ondo State #Covid-19 index case update: 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 team, throughout this period.
“Upon showing some symptoms, his samples were taken and the diagnosis confirmed by @NCDCgov, at their lab in Ede.”