Social media has recently been awash with the stories of the man suspected to have COVID-19 who came into Osun State from Ekiti State.
There’s no reason to believe he was put in any form of isolation in Osun State as he was only brought to be tested in the African Centre for Genomics of Infectious Diseases laboratory
in Ede, Osun State and was returned to Ekiti State the moment the samples were taken. The test was thereafter carried out and the result is negative.
No health facility of the State Government of Osun was responsible for handling the patient, nor isolating him as some media have claimed.
The responsibility for the choice of ambulance is also that of where he was brought from in Ekiti State and not that of Osun State.
We have however been making efforts to reach the family of the patient for their account of the event.
Pharm ‘Siji Olamiju
Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health