The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed that another person has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the State of Osun.
Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, on Monday revealed that the new case is a Lagos-based medical doctor who came into Osun on Saturday to join his family.
This brings to four, the number of active cases in the State as at today, Monday, May 11, 2020.
Isamotu noted that, on arrival, the doctor suspected that he had been infected with the virus and checked himself into the State Isolation and Treatment Centre at Asubiaro, Osogbo where his sample was immediately taken and sent for testing at the NCDC accredited Testing Centre in Ede.
He said: “The State yesterday recorded another case of the COVID-19. He is a medical doctor based in Lagos who came into the State on Saturday to be with his family and suspected he was having the virus on arrival and checked into our Isolation Centre at Asubiaro rather than going home. His sample was collected and sent for testing. His result came out on Sunday and turned positive.
“We are glad that he didn’t have contact with anyone but took the initiative to check himself into our isolation centre immediately he arrived in Osun. That way, the virus was contained”.