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There is one suspected case of Coronavirus disease in Ondo state, SUNSHINETRUTH can report authoritatively.
There was a rumour earlier today that there is a confirmed case of coronavirus in Akure, the state capital, but the state government described such as a fake news.
The government however confirmed that there is a suspected case of coronavirus in the state capital which is being handled at the moment.
An online medium today reported that “A man named David, who came into Nigeria from Maryland, United States of America, has been taken to a government hospital in Ondo State after being suspected of having Coronavirus.
According to the report, the man is currently being observed at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure, the state capital.
The commissioner for health , Dr Wahab Adegbenro in a telephone interview with ROVING REPORTERS said the people of Ondo state should not panic as the situation was under control.
Adegbenro said “There is no confirmed case of corona virus in Ondo state as we speak but we are suspecting a case based on the fact that he arrived recently from the United States, and that’s all.
“We are isolating the person already and the blood sample will be taken to Lagos first tomorrow ( Thursday) morning.
“It is not a confirmed case and you are also aware that there’s a confirmed case in Ekiti but here , we are suspecting the old man having just arrived from the US and if was discovered that he has been coughing for the past one month.
We are keeping our fingers crossed and we are not leaving any stone unturned,” Adegbenro said.
COVID-19: AKEREDOLU ADDRESSES THE STATE 7.00PM
The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu, SAN will today, Thursday, 19th March, 2020, address the people of the State. The broadcast will commence at 7.00 pm. This is in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ondo State Government reiterates the compelling need for vigilance and adequate precaution by all.
This is even as Government urges the people of the State not to rely solely on speculations as far as the dreaded disease is concerned.
The State Government will be as open as possible in all manners, especially as this global challenge requires transparency and honesty to tackle.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation