Ekiti’s coronavirus affected person doubtless contracted virus from useless American
Ekiti State Government Wednesday mentioned the one who examined constructive for coronavirus within the state could have contracted the virus whereas driving an American man who died in a hospital within the state.
The 38-year-old Ekiti State indigene man was one of many five confirmed cases introduced by Nigeria’s well being minister Osagie Ehanire on Wednesday morning.
The man is suspected to have been contaminated whereas driving an American Caucasian, male, 27 years outdated, who was visiting Nigeria from Richmond, Virginia, the USA within the firm of his caregiver, a Nigerian feminine Age 31, of Ekiti origin.
“It is important to state that this likely index case was on a short visit and had not been in Ekiti State for up to 72 hours before his death,” Ekiti State Government mentioned in a press release on Wednesday night.
“The confirmed case is very stable and not showing any symptoms while the National Centre for Disease Control will repeat the test for the caregiver who is also in self-isolation.”
According to the state authorities, the American male and his Nigerian feminine caregiver arrived in Nigeria on third March 2020 via Muritala Mohammed International Airport Lagos.
The pair have been pushed by the confirmed case to Ibadan, the place they stayed for 2 weeks and arrived Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State on 13th March 2020.
The authorities mentioned the American male fell sick a day after arriving within the state and was taken to a personal hospital the place he was referred to a tertiary hospital. He later died from problems of his sickness.
The hospital authorities alerted the Ekiti State Taskforce on Coronavirus and samples have been taken from the American male in addition to his two companions.
The check for the male driver got here again constructive; the check for the feminine caregiver got here again adverse whereas the check for the American male was inconclusive.
The activity drive, the federal government mentioned within the assertion, has already quarantined the confirmed case on admission within the State Isolation Centre, whereas the caregiver who examined adverse, is presently below remark in self-isolation.