Coronavirus hits Benue, Ortom discloses name of patient, shuts market, others

Benue State has recorded its first instance of Coronavirus.

Governor Samuel Ortom, who affirmed the case during a press preparation in Makurdi on Saturday, said the patient, Susan Okpe is a returning voyager from UK.

Ortom expressed that the blood test of the influenced woman was taken to Abuja nearby others and tried for the infection at the National Center for Disease Control, NCDC, focusing on that different presumes tried negative.

While exhorting against belittling, he noticed that around eight contacts were being watched, including out that staff of the office where the patient went for clinical consideration would likewise be detached and observed for the necessary number of days.

He said as a component of proactive measures to forestall the spread of the ailment in the state, significant markets would be shut from Monday, 30th March, 2020

He likewise implied that there is a chance of shutting down streets connecting Benue and different states in the days to come.

Ortom further kept up that shops and clinical stores would be available to people in general with hand sanitisers put at key passage focuses to the shops for use by clients.

He emphasized the restriction on get-togethers, for example, memorial services, weddings, Church just as Mosque exercises, asking Christians and Muslims to revere at home until the circumstance improves.

The Governor prompted Benue individuals to remain at home as the most secure measure against getting the infection, including that visits of various sorts particularly by those living outside the state ought to be disheartened.

As indicated by him, six ambulances have been made for brisk reaction to associated cases with COVID – 19 over the three senatorial zones of the state.