Ondo State Government today announced the first index case. A suspected case tested positive to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was made known in a Press Release issued by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Donald Ojogo.
According to the government, the index case was 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”.
The State government, however, enjoined residents not to be panic, noting that the suspect isolated himself voluntarily.
“Government considers it necessary to allay the fears of the people that the confirmed index case, an Army officer had voluntarily isolated himself as soon as he arrived the country from India over a week ago.
“During this period of self isolation, he was monitored by the State Inter-Ministerial committee and NCDC. Necessary tests were carried out and result is what we have today.
“However, we appeal to all and sundry not to panic as both the NCDC and the State Inter-ministerial Committee have jointly commenced efforts to effect needful protocols in line with COVID-19”.