Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State Governor, has said that contrary to some online reports about the reported case in the state, the infected person is not a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Akeredolu, in a tweet on his Twitter account on Tuesday, explained that the victim was an ex-corps member that served at the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment, and had contact with the index case.
He said, “Important Clarification on the 3rd COVID-19 case in Ondo.
”Infected person is not an @officialnyscng corps member as stated online.
”The individual was an ex-corps member that served in the barracks and got retained.
“As it is typical for all cases, all protocols for contact tracing have been activated with those closest to the new case kept in isolation for observation.
Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday confirmed 20 new cases of Coronavirus across the country.
Out of the 20 new cases recorded, one was in Ondo State.