Breaking: Ondo Index case and contacts recover, tests Negative for Coronavirus


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The index case of coronavirus in Ondo State has recovered from the disease, the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has announced.

Governor Akeredolu made the announcement on Monday in a series of tweets via his verified Twitter handle.

The case is a military officer who returned from India.

The Governor wrote, “I received the cheery news Last Friday April 17th 2020, from our Honourable commissioner for Health and Chairman Inter – ministerial Committee on #COVID19, that our first and index case of #Coronavirus infection in the state has tested negative twice after treatment”.

“What this means is that the first patient of the viral infection is now completely healed and free to go home, indeed free to resume his normal life in service to our country”, the Governors statements continued in a series of tweets.

“It is important to inform us all that upon presenting with the symptoms of the infection while in quarantine, the first sample from this Army officer was taken at the Nigerian Army Barracks, Akure on the 2nd of April 2020 and sent for test to ascertain his status”.

“The result came out positive on 3rd of April and he was immediately admitted into the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) at Igbatoro road Akure. He was on admission in the Hospital where he received the very best care until we noticed improvement in his health”.

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