Panic As Ekiti Confirms New Coronavirus Case


As Nigeria recorded 23 new cases of Coronavirus on Wednesday evening, the Ekiti state government confirmed a fresh case recorded in the state.

This brings the number of cases so far confirmed in the state to two.

The Commissioner for Information, Muyiwa Olumilua, confirmed the latest development on Wednesday during a press briefing in Ado-Ekiti.

Olumilua, however, said the state Ministry of Health would in due course give full details.

”This second case is confirmed. It was confirmed today (Wednesday ) and the victim has been put in isolation centre.
”We are assuring our people that there is still no cause for alarm. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure that the disease does not fester in our dear state.

”You can now see why part of the measures put in place is the total lockdown of the state where movements are restricted to curb the spread.

”We salute the security agencies for ensuring that the lockdown order issued by Governor Kayode Fayemi is obeyed.

“We appeal to our people to complement the government’s efforts by staying indoor till April 12.

“We appeal to maintain personal hygiene of hand washing , use of sanitisers and maintenance of social distancing to curb the spread,” he said.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 23 new cases of Coronavirus on Wednesday evening.

In a tweet via its handle posted on Wednesday evening, the agency gave a breakdown as nine in Lagos, seven in the federal capital territory (FCT), five in Akwa Ibom, one in Kaduna and one in Bauchi.

“As at 08:00 pm 1st April there are 174 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”

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