According to statement shared on the verified account of H.E Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, the Executive Governor of Ondo State on Saturday 25 April 2020, a new case of COVID-19 have been discovered in Ondo State.
The patient, a policeman who was initially tested positive prior arrival to the state defiled security restrictions to return to Ondo State from Lagos.
See details of H.E’s statement below:
“Earlier today, I got news of another positive case of #COVID19 admitted to our facility in Akure. The case of this individual who is a police officer is unique. He was tested in Lagos but came to Ondo state while awaiting his results. Upon receiving a positive result, he claimed to have returned back to Lagos.”
According to the patient, he waited a few days in Lagos to be picked up. When this failed, he panicked and rushed back to Akure for treatment.
“While we appreciate the confidence reposed in our facilities, We do find it most reckless on the part of the officer of the Law to risk the lives of others.” The Governor added.
He concluded by showing his disappointment with respect to security via a vis entry restrictions at the state’s border saying;
“I am most disappointed in the level of porosity of the entry points to the state. The police officer should know better. I have contacted the Commissioner of police to double up on securing our entry points.”
Please stay home and stay safe.