BY DAYO ADESULU
Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has refuted the publication by many media houses that the infected medical doctor with COVID-19 in Ondo is a corps member.
The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo had earlier Tuesday in an issued statement to journalists erroneously said that the infected medical doctor was a corps member.
Akeredolu said the reported third infected COVID-19 case in the state is not a serving corp member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Akeredolu, in a tweet on Tuesday, explained that the victim was an ex-corps member that served at the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment, and had contact with the index case.
He said, “Important clarification on the third COVID-19 case in Ondo. ”Infected person is not a corps member as stated online.
”The individual was an ex-corps member that served in the barracks and got retained.
“As it is typical for all cases, all protocols for contact tracing have been activated with those closest to the new case kept in isolation for observation.”
The claim also was corroborated by NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adeyemi Mrs Adenike when she spoke with TheCheer News.
She said: ”The medical doctor who tested positive for COVID-19 in Ondo State is not corps member as reported by many media houses. ”The Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu addressed the issue in his speech today.