Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has just confirmed a case of coronavirus in Delta. The case was among the 16 just released on Tuesday evening by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control at about 9.30pm.
The entrance of Delta has made it 17 states in Nigeria with the disease. Lagos is the highest with 130 cases, the federal capital territory 50 and Osun state has 20 in number.
The governor’s statement read as follows
This evening, a patient in Delta State tested positive for the #COVID19 virus. This index case is already receiving the necessary treatment at one of our isolation centers. Tomorrow morning, I will be addressing our citizens on developments surrounding this case.
Again, I ask that you all remain calm at this time and continue to adhere to the precautionary measures and isolation directives that we have put in place to keep you and your families safe. I have no doubt whatsoever that we will all get through this together