Delta state governor Ifeanyi Okowa said the state has registered a third confirmed case of COVID-19 and one death, saying the state is tracing about 20 contacts.

A statement issued by his chief press secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, revealed that the governor said during his speech this weekend that the sample of the case, which had been transported to the specialized hospital in Irrua, in Edo State, had tested positive for the virus.

He said: “A third case of COVID-19 has been confirmed as it is and the patient is already receiving care in one of our establishments designated for this purpose. The patient is in stable condition and responds to treatment from our team of healthcare professionals.

“In accordance with international rules and best practices set out by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the state government urges residents of Delta, particularly Christians, to worship at home as a lock order is still in effect.

“We thank the people of Delta for their support so far and urge them to continue to obey the relevant instructions as it has become apparent that the virus is spreading across the state. We will continue to work with the federal government to effectively implement its regulations on measures to curb the spread of the virus in our state and country, “added the Governor.

However, no fewer than 176 defaulters were convicted, just two days after unveiling mobile courts in the three Senate districts of the state to prosecute violators of the home stay directive to limit the spread of coronavirus in the United States. ‘State.

The breakdown of the figure shows that in Asaba, 127 people were arrested, 89 convicted and 38 released, 45 were brought to justice, 14 released and 31 sentenced to Ughelli, while in Warri, 71 people were brought to justice , 56 convicted and 15 released.

Most of those convicted, who pleaded guilty with various alibi of buying food for their families and engaging in daily work for a living, were fined between 500 and 3000 N.

Courts established by the Chief Justice (CJ), Marshal Umukoro have indicted the accused under the Delta State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020, punishable under Section 5 of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 and Delta State Quarantine Laws. Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020 punishable under Section 203 of the Criminal Code Law, CAP C21, Laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006.

The Guardian has learned that in a case at the Ughellii Chief Magistrate’s Court, one of the convicts who had pleaded guilty was among the 243 accused arrested before Chief Magistrates Odjugo Ena (Magistrate Division) d’Ughelli), Helen Okonkwo (magistrate division of Asaba) and Sohwo M. Edoja (Warri Magistrate Division) even though 67 were released.

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