Benue records first COVID-19 case, takes proactive steps to curtail spread

Sat Mar 28th, 2020 - Benue

The Benue Government on Saturday announced the state’s first case of COVID-19 in Makurdi, the state capital.

Gov Samuel Ortom made the announcement at a press briefing in Makurdi shortly after an emergency meeting of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), on COVID-19.

Ortom said that the victim, one Ms Susan Ukpe, who tested positive to the coronavirus pandemic, was already quarantined at the isolation centre in Benue Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.

Ortom explained that the SERT for COVID-19 discovered her where she was receiving treatment in a hospital in Makurdi and took her sample for test where the result came positive.




source: Guardian