Soldier from India becomes Ondo’s first coronavirus case

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Ondo State has recorded its first confirmed coronavirus case, the government said on Friday.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, in a statement, explained that a suspected case tested positive for the virus.

“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,” the statement read.

“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.”

Mr Ojogo said the index case was an army officer who had returned from India about a week ago and had voluntarily isolated himself.

The commissioner said that during the period of self isolation, he was monitored by the State Inter-Ministerial Committee in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as necessary tests were carried out.