Delta State Government has confirmed the first case of coronavirus disease which has infected 254 persons across the country.
The Delta index case was among the 16 new cases announced on Tuesday night by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, who confirmed the development on his Twitter page, said he will address the people of the state on Wednesday morning as he encourage everyone to remain calm.
“This evening, a patient in Delta State tested positive for the #COVID19 virus. This index case is already receiving the necessary treatment at one of our isolation centers. Tomorrow morning, I will be addressing our citizens on developments surrounding this case.
“Again, I ask that you all remain calm at this time and continue to adhere to the precautionary measures and isolation directives that we have put in place to keep you and your families safe. I have no doubt whatsoever that we will all get through this together,” he wrote.