The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday, revealed that a 29- year old woman from Lagos, has fallen victim to the third case of COVID -19 case recorded in the state.
The governor also regretted the alleged compromise of security agencies at the borders, which he said was responsible for why the woman gained access to Ekiti during a lockdown, directing watertight security at the entry points to restrict the influx of people to the state.
Fayemi gave the startling revelation, on Saturday, while updating the state on the spread and challenge of COVID 19 and how far his government has gone in tackling the menace.
The governor stated that the new case, is a pregnant 29-year-old female Community Health Worker with Lagos State, who sneaked into Ekiti in spite of the lockdown.
“She presented herself at a State Comprehensive Primary Healthcare facility in active labour on Monday April 13, 2020. After a prolonged labour with fatal distress, she was referred to a teaching hospital but decided to go to a private hospital instead.
“A caesarean section was performed on the patient and the baby was delivered safely. However, she suffered a cardiac arrest and was referred to the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido Ekiti where she is currently unconscious.
” The suspicion of COVID-19 infection and subsequent testing was at the Federal Tertiary institution. The Ekiti State COVID-19 Taskforce has already commenced contact tracing of the new case as at this morning, we have over 30 primary contacts on our list already.
“The baby is alive and under surveillance while the private clinic has been sealed off and medical personnel who interacted with this case during her obstetrics and gynaecology emergency have been contacted and put in self isolation.