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Ekiti confirms second coronavirus case

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Barely 24 hours after the first index case of coronavirus pandemic in Ekiti State was discharged from its isolation centre, the state recorded its second case on Wednesday.

The commissioner for Information, Muyiwa Olumilua, confirmed the second case while addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

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Olumilua said the Ministry of Health will brief the public on the second case in due course.

“Yes, this second case is confirmed. It was confirmed today (Wednesday ) and the victim has been put in isolation centre.

“We are assuring our people that no cause for alarm. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure that the disease doesn’t fester in our dear state.

“Part of the measures put in place is the total lockdown of the state, where movements are restricted to curb the spread.

“We salute the security agencies for ensuring that the lockdown order issued by Governor Kayode Fayemi is obeyed .

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“We appeal to our people to complement the government’s efforts by staying indoor till April 12 and maintain personal hygiene of hand washing , use if sanitizers and maintain social distancing to curb the spread”, he said.

The first index case of COVID-19 in the state was discharged on Tuesday from its isolation centre after being tested negative twice and certified free of the virus.

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