Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has confirmed the second case of coronavirus barely three days after announcing the index case.
In a statewide broadcast, Umahi announced that the victim, a 27-year-old man was arrested on April 25 by policemen at Isieke junction, Abakaliki.
The governor said that the victim was returning from Asaba, Delta, and was accompanied by his pregnant wife and househelp.
“The bus conveying them dropped at Isieke junction as they could not continue their journey because of the curfew at that time,” he said.
He said that the policemen took them to the state’s quarantine centre at Pa Ngele Oruta stadium where returnees were kept and observed.
Umahi explained that when tests were conducted on them, the victim tested positive, his wife’s result was inconclusive while that of the house help turned negative.
According to Umahi, the tracing of the police officers who arrested them and the driver who conveyed them from Asaba had begun.
“The victim has been taken to the state’s isolation centre at Unity square Abakaliki as I urge the people not to panic,” he said.