Covid-19: Panic as Bayelsa records first index case, declares 7’day total Stay-at-home lock down

There was a general sense of panic in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital following the discovery of the first index case of Covid-19 case in the State.

The index case, identified as a 49 year- old woman and a Civil Servant from Ogbia Local Government area of the State, has been moved to the isolation centre located at the Niger Delta University teaching Hospital at Okolobiri area of the State.

The Governor of the State, Senator Douye Diri, who called for calm, ”Unfortunately, one of the five results received yesterday night for Bayelsa State was positive for COVID-19. This is the first confirmed case in Bayelsa”.