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BREAKING: Akeredolu Announces Index Case Of COVID-19 In Ondo

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has announced that the Southwest state has recorded its index case of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Akeredolu made this known on Friday in a series on tweets on his verified Twitter handle.

The governor said the index case is a military officer who was a returnee from India.

Akeredolu added that he has been in isolation since he returned and has been monitored by the medical team of the Military and the state team throughout this period.

He revealed that the state government received the report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shortly before he made the announcement.

According to the governor, the government is working closely with the NCDC and the infected person is in a stable condition.

He stressed that the government was on top of the situation and urged residents to continue to stay safe and follow all the preventive measures against the disease.

He urged the residents of the state to stay calm, adding that the government has put necessary measures in place to identify all the contacts of the patient.

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