Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye, has been confirmed as the index case of Coronavirus in the state. The state Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this to newsmen at a press briefing in Benin on Wednesday. The Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Prof. Sylvania Okogbenin, had on Monday announced that Edo recorded its first case. ”Gov. Godwin Obaseki has also gone on self-isolation, following his close contact with Gov. Bala Muhammad and the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive to coronavirus,” he said. Shaibu said that the State Government had adopted measures to prevent spread of the disease in the state. ”Government has acquired 40 drums of hand sanitisers for distribution across all Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. ”We are still maintaining that a gathering of persons above 20 is restricted, markets remain closed, except for those selling essential commodities like food and medicine,’’ he said. Shaibu said that 111 persons had been tracked so far, 64 per cent of them located and five samples taken for test, assuring that the state has a very strong contact tracing team because of its experience with in the handling of Lassa fever.