According to reports reaching OYOGist.com the Ekiti state government has announced, it has alerted Governor Seyi Makinde over two weeks stay of confirmed patient in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
On Wednesday, the state recorded its first confirmed case of Coronavirus. The five new cases include an indigene of Ekiti state, US and UK returning, and a six-week-old baby.
The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, said the confirmed case is suspected to have been infected while driving an American Caucasian, male, 27 years old, who was visiting Nigeria from Richmond, Virginia, USA in the company of his caregiver, a Nigerian female Age 31, of Ekiti origin.
“The American male and his Nigerian female caregiver, arrived Nigeria on 3rd March 2020 through the Muritala Mohammed International Airport Lagos,” the statement issued read.
Mojisola said the pair were driven by the confirmed patient to Ibadan, where they stayed for two weeks, and arrived Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State on 13th March, 2020.
“A day after their arrival, the American male fell ill and he was taken to a private hospital where he was referred to a tertiary hospital. Unfortunately, he died from complications of his illness.”
“The hospital authorities alerted the State Taskforce and samples were taken from the American male as well as his two companions. The test for the male driver came back positive; the test for the female caregiver came back negative while the test for the American male was inconclusive.”