The Kwara State Government has confirmed two cases of Coronavirus in the State.
This was announced in a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, who also doubles as spokesperson for the technical committee on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye. This is coming days after the index case of the virus died.
The state government however, denied the index case.
One of the two cases recorded include wife of the index case while the second person is a returnee from the United Kingdom.
Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 sadly confirms two separate cases of COVID-19 in the state.
“One is the wife of the UITH patient, a UK returnee, who died last Thursday and the other is another UK returnee,” the statement read. The government is set to address residents of the state on measures to be taken to tackle the spread of the virus.
In a post on Instagram, the Governor, Mr. Abulrahman Abdulrazak posted:
eport reaching me from the Kwara State Technical Committee sadly confirms two cases of Covid-19 in our state. One is the wife of the UITH patient, a UK returnee who died last Thursday. And the other is a UK returnee who is unrelated to the deceased. The report is based on confirmation received today from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) test center in Ibadan.
We will keep you updated. We need you to stay at home and stay safe. Keep social distancing, please. “