Ondo State has recorded the first index case of the novel coronavirus.
Donald Ojogo, Hon. Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state who confirmed this on Friday evening stated:
“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.
“God help Ondo State,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Governor Akeredolu on his Twitter account also confirmed the case:
“We have just received confirmation of our first positive #COVIDー19 case in Ondo State this evening. The infected person is currently under isolation and will be monitored. We have activated all necessary protocol to locate all contacts and will be working closely with @NCDCgov.”