Lagos returnee tests positive for Coronavirus in Ebonyi

Posted by News Express | 2 May 2020 | 1,224 times

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By CHARLES IWUOHA

A 25-year-old Ebonyi returnee from Lagos has tested positive for Coronavirus, bringing the number of confirmed infections in the state to three.

The case was announced by Governor Dave Umahi late Friday night in a statewide broadcast.

The man identified as Emeka Nwite hails from Odomoke in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state

According to the Governor, Nwite resides at Santana area in Lagos and sells telephone accessories at Ojo.

He was said to have boarded a vehicle from Lagos to Benin on Friday, from where he also boarded another vehicle to Asaba and thereafter, to Onitsha on another vehicle before getting to Enugu.

The Governor further explained that the patient was heading to Ogbala Ishieke from Enugu before he was apprehended by the COVID-19 Task Force in Ebonyi LGA.

He was sent for laboratory test and the result came out positive while those of his four close contacts tested negative.

The patient, according to the Governor, has been taken to the Isolation Centre where he is being quarantined, while treatment has also commenced on him.

The Governor seized the opportunity to further stress the need for people to cover their mouths and noses with protective masks, as well as observe all safety rules.

He charged securities at the border to strengthen more, their surveillance against such defaulters of border lockdown.


Source: News Express

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