The Ekiti state government has confirmed it first case of coronavirus. According to the state government the first case is a 27 year old man who traveled from Virginia in America in the company of his caregiver, a 31 year old woman who is from Ekiti state.
The statement adds that the American man and his caregiver arrived Nigeria on March 3, 2020, via the Muritala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos and were driven to Ibadan by the man who has now tested positive for Coronavirus. They stayed in Ibadan for two weeks before driving to Ado-Ekiti on March 13.
A day after arrival, the American man fell ill and later died. Hospital authorities alerted the state task force and samples were taken from all three persons. The driver tested positive for Coronavirus, the female caregiver’s result came back negative for the Coronavirus while the American man’s result was inconclusive. The driver, who is stable and not showing any symptoms, has now been quarantined in the State’s Isolation Center, while the caregiver who tested negative is under close observation.
The statement signed by the Honorable Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr (Mrs) Mojisol Yaya-Kolade, states that the State is working with the Federal Minsitry of Health and the World Health Organization to trace anyone who might have come in contact with the team since they landed in Lagos on March 3 before heading to Ibadan and then Ekiti State.