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Ebonyi Records First Case Of Coronavirus

Ebonyi State has finally recorded its first case of the deadly Coronavirus.

The state Governor David Umahi stated this in a statement on Sunday evening.

He said the patient is a 31- year- old man from Ukawu in Onicha Local government area of the state.

According to him: “Today 26th of April 2020, unfortunately I wish to announce that Ebonyi has recorded the first Covid-19 index case.

‘The index case is a 31 years old man from Ukawu ok no Onicha Local government area.

“He runs a higher transport business with his Sienna vehicle which he uses to carry food items to Ore in Ogun State. Usually after selling this food items he will use the vehicle to carry passengers back to Southeast.”

The patient, he revealed, had made two journeys- one on 29th of March and returned to Ebonyi on 1st of April.

He said the patient travelled again on April 12 to Ore.

“While in Ore he could not get passengers to bring back to Southeast. And he had to wait for sometime in Ore sleeping in motor parks and filling stations. And when he could not he started making his way back to Ebonyi State.

“On his way he saw three Ebonyians that were speaking Ebonyi language. He stopped, they told him that they were going to Ebonyi and we’re stranded with no money.

“He called the parents and they agreed that he should bring them back and they would pay him when they got back. So he took the three of them and started coming back. That was on the 15th of April”.

The Governor said they passed through many states sleeping in parks and filling stations on the way and only got to Ebonyi borders on the 20th.

Continuing, he said, they passed through Ivo local government and made their way to Okposi in Ohaozara where they were intercepted by the state anti-COVID-19 task force and brought to Abakaliki in line with government policy.

Source :The Nation

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