The Governor of Ondo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, has on Sunday, confirmed two new cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 patients in Akure.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the fourth patient, a police officer who sneaked from Lagos to the state capital was discovered.
One of the cases according to the governor, involves the recently arraigned suspects in the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, Pa Fasoranti’s Daughter.
The other two patients include the policeman who drove the police officer that tested positive from Lagos and one other from the Plaza area in Akure metropolis.
With this, the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the state was now seven.
However the first index, a military officer has been discharged after receiving treatment in the state.
Meanwhile, Akeredolu on his twitter handle said: “We have confirmed two other cases in Ondo state. One of the cases involves one of the recently arraigned suspects in the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, Pa Fasoranti’s Daughter.
“The Commissioner of police has been duly informed and the line tracing of police officers and others in the SARs facility where he was kept has started and their specimens are being collected.
“The suspect has been isolated from others and will be moved to the IDH for treatment.
“The commissioner of police has assured the state that there will be adequate security around the IDH premises to prevent his escape and while on treatment, he will be manacled to the bed.
“l will expatiate on all cases in my weekly press briefing tomorrow,” he added.