Delta State on Saturday, April 11, recorded it’s third case of the dreaded coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa while confirming the latest development of COVID-19 in the state via his Verified Facebook Page said, “We have just confirmed the third case of #COVID19 in Delta State. The patient, a male, was diagnosed today in Asaba, our state capital and is currently being managed by our healthcare professionals in one of our isolation centers.
The patient is currently in a good state and responding to treatment; and we have already began to track all those that have had contact with him.
The confirmation of this third case further reinforces our call for social distancing and a lockdown. All Christians should worship at home tomorrow.
Again, I thank you all for your cooperation over these past few days, and I will continue to keep you all updated on any new developments.”
It will be recalled that a suburb of the State Capital, Okpanam was recently thrown into panic following a failed attempt to get European returnees in the community to present themselves for testing of Covid-19.
Governor Okowa while speaking in the wake of the first confirmed case in the state, declined comments on a possible extension of the 14-day lockdown order in the state which expires on April 14.
With this rising curve in the number of cases, Christian faithfuls in the State are expected to celebrate this year’s Easter in closed doors.