The Ondo State Government on Friday Evening announced the first index case of Coronavirus in the state.
A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo said a suspected case tested positive to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It is with great concern that the Ondo State Government announces the first index case. A suspected case tested positive to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We thank God for His protection thus far. Ours has been a case of anxiety while we enjoyed a COVID-19 free State status. This development has, however, repudiated that enviable status even as we urge all to be vigilant and keep ourselves within the princints of measures put in place.
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 Nigeria Centre for Disease Control at their lab in Ede. We have now commenced the transfer of the officer to the state isolation center.