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COVID-19: Family of Deceased Deputy Police Commissioner Tests Negative

Family members of a Deputy Commissioner of Police, attached to Edo State but resident in Akure, Mr Adie Bissong who reportedly died from the rampaging covid19 have tested negative for the virus.

There have been apprehension that the senior police officer may have infected some close relations when he visited Akure during Easter before his death.

Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro while speaking with Radio Nigeria exclusively in Akure explained that all members of the deceased family had been quarantined and tested negative for coronavirus in the first instance while the second round would be conducted in coming weeks.

Dr Adegbenro said even though the late DCP Bissong died two weeks after he left Akure, government was also tracing his secondary contacts, especially friends and colleagues with whom he might have related before he left Akure for his work station in Edo State where he died.

Speaking on the two coronavirus patients at the state infectious disease hospital in Akure, the commissioner hinted that they were in a stable condition even as he expressed the hope that the second victim would be released soon having tested negative for the virus in the first round of medical procedure.

Dr Adegbenro appealed to residents to support the government in curbing the spread of the deadly disease by adhering strictly to laid down precautionary measures.

Bukola Bardi

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