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Ondo confirms second COVID-19 case


Shortly after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu relaxed the restriction imposed on the state to enable Christians celebrate Easter, Ondo State has recorded a second positive case within Akure metropolis. 

The new case was confirmed by the state government, yesterday in Akure, barely a week after the first index case, an Army officer who returned from India tested positive for the pandemic. 

While confirming the second positive case, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, said: “I can confirm that the person was discovered in Akure. He has been on admission since yesterday (Thursday).”


Adegbenro added that the patient had been transferred to the state Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) along Igbatoro road, Akure and “he has been responding to treatment.”

The Commissioner asserted that the government was not relenting in its efforts to ensure the disease was contained in the state, urging residents to be careful and take every precautionary step and always adhere strictly to all the directives of the government on the preventive measures, including regular hand washing and social distancing, among others. 

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