The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the state.
The governor on his Twitter handle @RotimiAkeredolu through a series of tweets said the case was confirmed on Friday evening.
“We have just received confirmation of our first positive #COVIDー19 case in Ondo State this evening,” the governor said.
“The infected person is currently under isolation and will be monitored. We have activated all necessary protocol to locate all contacts and will be working closely with @NCDCgov.
“The infected is in very stable condition and we ask for calm from all in Ondo State. We are on top of this and ask that our citizens continue to follow all preventive measures to ensure they remain safe.”
The governor also revealed the case is a military officer who returned from India.
“The index case is a military officer who was a returnee from India. He has been in isolation since he returned and has been monitored by the medical team of the Military and our state team throughout this period.”
The governor had ordered border closure on Thursday to prevent the spread of the disease into the state and also declared a three day fasting and prayer for the state.
According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the current number of cases is 190.