Another case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Ondo State on Saturday as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu disclosed this in Akure, the state capital.
According to a statement personally signed by the governor and made available to journalists on Saturday, the state revealed that the new case is a police officer.
He disclosed that the police officer had been tested in Lagos, but was waiting for his result when he came into Ondo State.
According to the the governor, “Earlier today, I got news of another positive case of #COVID19 admitted to our facility in Akure.”
“The case of this individual who is a police officer is unique. He was tested in Lagos but came to Ondo state while awaiting his results. Upon receiving a positive result, he claimed to have returned back to Lagos.”
“According to him, he waited a few days in Lagos to be picked up. When this failed, he panicked and rushed back to Akure for treatment. While we appreciate the confidence reposed in our facilities, We do find it most reckless on the part of the officer of the Law to risk the lives of others.”
The governor, however, condemned the action of the police officer and the porosity of the state’s borders believed to be manned by security operatives.
“I am most disappointed in the level of porosity of the entry points to the state. The police officer should know better. I have contacted the commissioner of police to double up on securing our entry points,” the governor said.