Black Thursday in Ondo State: Health Commissioner dies; Gov’s wife, CMD test positive to covid-19.

The coronavirus pandemic is ravaging Ondo State as the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro; the wife of the State Governor tested positive with some security aides at the Government House while the Chief Medical Director of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo, Dr. Oluwole Ige also tested positive for COVID- 19 all on Thursday.

Health workers in the state said their General, the late Commissioner for Health was gone as he died trying to ensure citizens of the state were devoid of the disease and now the state government has declared seven days mourning for him while health workers says they will not be able to attend to work on Friday.

Members of staff at his Crown Hospital at Oja Oshodi, Akure, the state capital, were seen crying and the neighbors too were lamenting the sudden death of the commissioner.

A statement from the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo said that the CMD is currently being treated and he is responding to the treatment positively.

The statement reads, ” This is to inform the members of staff of University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital and the general public that the Chief Medical Director was positive to COVID-19 test conducted on him after he exhibited symptoms relating to Corona virus disease. “However, the CMD is currently being treated and he is responding to the treatment positively. All members of staff of the Teaching Hospital and the general public are hereby advised to go about their normal duties and continue to observe universal precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic, as we also wish the CMD quick recovery”

The wife of the State Governor is reported to have gone into isolation just like her husband as she has tested positive to covid-19 along with some security aides at the Government House.

A video went viral of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu sneezing hard in public with four members of the State Hose of Assembly in attendance.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu only disclosed his own COVID-19 status via his Twitter handle on Tuesday but was silent on other members of his cabinet who were on admission at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH).



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