Following the reported cases of coronavirus also known as CONVID-19 in some states across the country, a suspected case of the deadly virus is currently being monitored in Ondo State.
According to the state government which confirmed that there is a suspected case of virus in the state capital assured that the situation is currently being handled at the moment.
It was gathered that a returning from Maryland in the United States of America identified as David was taken to a government hospital in Ondo State after being suspected of having the virus.
As at press time, the man is currently being monitored and observed at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro said the people of Ondo State should not panic as the situation was already under control.
Adegbenro said, “There is no confirmed case of coronavirus 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
Meanwhile, the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN will today March 19, 2020, address the people of the state over the development.
This was confirmed by the Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo in a statement where he said that, “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.”