11 Family Members in Self-isolation over Ondo Index Case


James Sowole in Akure

Eleven family members and professional colleagues of the index case of COVID-19 in Ondo State have been placed on isolation at the 33 Artillery Brigade, Owens Barracks, Akure.

The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, disclosed this yesterday when he received jingles and COVID-19 awareness posters that were donated by the Academic Staff Unions of Universities (ASUU) in three public universities in the state, namely the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), the Adekuble Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) and Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa.

Adegbenro who was accompanied by the Ondo State Epidemiologist, Dr. Stephen Fagbemi, explained that the first patient’s wife, son and nine health officers as well as colleagues had been under isolation since last week and would be there for 14 days.

The commissioner said the first and only COVID-19 case in the state, who is a military officer, was in stable condition and responding to treatment.

The Chairman of ASUU, FUTA branch, Dr. Olayinka Awopetu, who spoke on behalf of other branches, said the gesture was in line with the vision of the union to help the citizenry to overcome the COVID-19.

Awopetu noted that ASUU officials in the state had also produced awareness jingles in major languages for media, adding that the posters and handbills would be disseminated to homes.