Medicine

COVID-19: Benue records second case

Governor Samuel Ortom has confirmed a second positive case of Covid-19 in Benue State, North Central Nigeria.

He gave the identity of the infected person as Edward Manger, a staff of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, who came into Benue State from Kano, a few days ago.

Governor Ortom who disclosed this while briefing journalists said, the confirmed case is cooperating with the State Action Committee on Coronavirus in contact tracing and has already been isolated and is receiving treatment in the state.

The Governor noted that announcing the identity of a COVID-19 case is to enhance the tracing of those who might have come in contact with the patient.

Governor Ortom stated that the State Action Committee on COVID-19 would meet tomorrow to review the partial lockdown and as well take further preventive measures against the spread of the pandemic.

He assured Benue people that those who test positive to the disease will be assisted by the government to access free treatment.

The Governor urged residents of the state to stay at home if they were not on essential services, stressing that it was the safest way to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

Source: Voice of Nigeria