Abia state have received the report of two confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the State on Monday evening from NCDC. Both patients are advanced in age but currently stable at an isolation center in the state.
On the direction of the Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, ventilators have been deployed to the isolation center in readiness for their use if eventually required to nurse them back to good health.
Well trained medical personnel are also offering all necessary support and their are high hopes as the state pray the patients survive this ailment.
Thirty-eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
23 in Kano
5 in Gombe
3 in Kaduna
2 in Borno
2 in Abia
1 in FCT
1 in Sokoto
1 in Ekiti
As at 11:10 pm 20th April there are 665 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Deaths: 22 pic.twitter.com/k354y8KS0W
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 20, 2020
The state Commasioner for Information – Chief John Okiyi Kalu announced that contact tracing has commenced in earnest and rapid response team is currently moving to bring in those who may have had contact with the two index cases.
The state government called on residents not to panic but continue to observe all the guidelines issued by NCDC and the state inter-ministerial committee on Covid-19:
- Stay at home unless there is a compelling need to go out either to buy drugs or food, do so with your face mask on
- Wash your hands regularly with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds or use original hand sanitizers to clean them
- Observe social distancing and also avoid crowds
- Do not open any market to trade and, please, stop using public transport until further notice.
Meanwhile, the result of “Prosper Vincent” returned negative and he will promptly be released from isolation.