The Ekiti State Government has confirmed a case of Coronavirus in the State.
The government through a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Health confirmed that a 38 Year old Man who drove an American Caucasian visiting Nigeria from Virginia, USA tested Positive.
The American was in company of a 31year old Female Care-Giver, also of Ekiti origin
Preliminary investigations revealed that the pair were driven by the confirmed case
to Ibadan, where they stayed for two weeks, and arrived Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State on
13th March, 2020.
A day after their arrival, the American male fell ill and he was taken to a private
hospital where he was referred to a tertiary hospital, where he later died from
complications of his illness
The hospital authorities alerted the State Taskforce and samples were taken from
the American male as well as his two companions. The test for the male driver
came back positive, while the test for the female caregiver came back negative. The Test for the American male was inconclusive.
The Process of contact tracing has commenced, as the State Government is working with the Federal
Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) the team’s
itinerary since they landed in Nigeria on the 3rd of March 2020.
The Government of Ekiti State Says it will continue to update the public on new
developments as they urge Ekiti residents not to Panic