By Oswald Agwu
A 25 year old Ebonyi returnee from Lagos has tested positive to Coronavirus, bringing the number of confirmed infections in the State to three.
The case was by Governor David Umahi late Friday night in a Statewide broadcast.
The man identified as Emeka Nwite hail from Odomoke in Ebonyi Local government area of the State
According to the Governor, Nwite who resides at Santana Area in Lagos sells telephone accessories at Ojo in Lagos.
He was said to have boarded a vehicle from Lagos to Benin on Friday, from where he also boarded another vehicle to Asaba and thereafter, to Onitsha on another vehicle before getting to Enugu.
The Governor further explained that the patient was heading to Ogbala Ishieke from Enugu before he was intercepted by the COVID 19 Task Force in Ebonyi LGA.
He was sent for laboratory test and the result came out positive while those of his 4-close contacts tested negative.
The patient, according to the Governor, has been taken to the isolation centre where he is being quarantined, while treatment has also commenced on him.
The Governor further seized the opportunity to further stress the need for people to cover their mouths and noses with protective masks, as well as observe all safety rules.
He charged security agents at the border to strengthen more their surveillance against such defaulters of border lockdown.