The Kwara State Technical Committee on Coronavirus (COVID-19), on Monday, confirmed two separate cases of the deadly pandemic in the state.

A statement made available to Naijatell by spokesman of the committee, Rafiu Ajakaye, said one of the two cases is the wife of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) patient; a UK returnee, who died last Thursday, while the other is another UK returnee.

“This statement is issued at 18:33 pm, a few minutes after the government received official confirmation of test results from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Test Centre in Ibadan.

“The government will address a news briefing tomorrow morning at 11 am to give details and further measures now being taken to tackle the development”, the statement said.

Naijatell recalls that controversy had trailed the death of a 57-year-old chartered accountant and auditor, who reportedly died in UITH of suspected COVID-19.

While the state government denied the story, the UITH management in a statement described the process of admission and conduct of medical personnel connected with the treatment of the deceased as “highly unethical”.

The deceased, who reportedly arrived from the UK to the country 12 days before admission to the hospital, was said to have died on Thursday, April 2, 2020, of food poisoning, with reported symptoms of COVID-19.


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