Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has revealed that the first case of Coronavirus in the country, an Italian man, has fully recovered and would be discharged soon.
A statement made available to our correspondent on Friday in Abeokuta by the Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, quoted the governor to have disclosed this when the management team of Lafarge PLC, led by its Country Chief Executive Officer, Khaleed El Dokani, paid him a courtesy call in his office at Oke-Mosan in the state capital.
“He (the patient) is in good condition and would be discharged soon,” Abiodun said, according to the statement.
The Governor stressed that the state would not relent in its efforts to ensure complete eradication of the disease which could affect the economy amongst other sectors of the state.
“For us, the virus is a serious one and an issue that is in the front burner. We will not lower our guard, particularly due to the fact that we have large number of industries and expatriates here. We are enjoying lot of supports from the World Health Organisation and the National Centre for Disease Control. We are going ahead to prepare for the worst and hope for the best,” he said.
He applauded the company for its prompt response by quarantining the first index case and the first sets of contacts, urging the company to sustain the level of attention given to the issue.