Despite the efforts put in place by the Imo State government to prevent the deadly coronavirus from infiltrating into the state, the government at the weekend confirmed the first COVID-19 case in state.

The government said it has begun contact tracing of those the patient had come in contact with.

Disclosing this to the Nation on Sunday, the Secretary of the State Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Dr. Austin Ikeji confirmed that the state has recorded its first coronavirus patient.

He said the patient has been taken to the isolation centre for treatment.

On the identity of the patient, Dr. Ikeji said it would be quite irrelevant to know where the person is coming from.

He said that the duty of the health officials in the state “is to enlist the contacts of the person and track them up.”

 

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