Breaking : Enugu govt intercepts COVID-19 patient who escaped from Delta State Isolation centre
* Returns case to Delta State
By Steve Oko
Enugu State Government says it has intercepted a covid -19 patient who escaped from an isolation centre in Delta State and sneaked into the Coalcity .
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu who disclosed this in a press release said the escapee had since been returned to Delta State while contact tracing of those who came in contact with him “is on.”
The release obtained by Wawa News Global read :”Following the directive of His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, the state’s rapid response team/taskforce on COVID-19 and the state’s security apparatus, in a coordinated sequence of events with the Delta State COVID 19 taskforce, moved swiftly yesterday,
detected, contained and returned a confirmed COVID 19 case who had escaped from an Isolation and Treatment Centre in Delta State to Enugu.
“Consequently, contact tracing and decontamination has commenced immediately.
“For record purposes, total cases ever detected in Enugu State remains 8, with 6 active cases receiving treatment.
“The Enugu State Ministry of Health, therefore, reminds the good people of Enugu State that in times like these, we owe a responsibility to each other to inform relevant authorities when we develope symptoms or know someone who may have symptoms or history of cross boundaries travel into the state.
“The numbers to call are 08182555550 or 09022333833, or the NCDC number 080097000010
“The Enugu State Ministry of Health also reminds the people of the state on the need to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 restriction orders and other precautionary measures in the state, which remain in force until further notice, as earlier announced, as follows:
“1. All inter-state land boundaries remain closed as earlier directed except for medical emergencies and movement of essential goods and services.
“2. The Presidential directive on the compulsory use of face masks or covering in public and the overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am has taken effect yesterday, May 4, 2020.
“3. NDI-ENUGU are encouraged to strictly adhere to these restrictions and control measures, in addition to maintaining physical distancing and good personal hygiene.
“If I do these, I protect you and if you do these, you protect me.”
“The state government is in consultation with all relevant agencies and stakeholders towards a comprehensive review of all measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19”.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.