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Panic hits Edo Police Command as one officer die of coronavirus



Edo State Police Command is rattled by the death of a 57-year-old Police officer who is said to be a Chief ASuperintendent of Police (CSP).

The officer died due to coronavirus infection and has become the latest victim of the virus in Edo state.
The entire State Command of the Nigeria Police Edo State is in panic mood over possible contacts, CAPITAL POST learnt.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Benin on Wednesday, said the victim died on Tuesday.

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He however did not disclosed if the diseased was among cases profiled by the state and the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and how he got infected by the virus.

The Commissioner added that the Police officer was first treated at police hospital when he took ill, but later died at his house before the arrival of his sample test.

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He said: “We had an unfortunate situation of a 57-year-old police officer who passed on (Tuesday). The story is not very clear how he got the infection, but he developed some illnesses.

“Initially, there was no evidence of suspicion for coronavirus disease, but when the symptoms started getting worse he was treated at the police clinic.

“And about two days before that death, our surveillance team were called to have a look at him and it was in that process they took the sample and sent it to the laboratory while he continued with his drugs.

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“He was placed on self isolation. However, the result came out and it was positive.

“At the time we could get to his house to move him out, only to get there the man had died that same day.

“It is really unfortunate and the result came after the man had died.”


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