Enugu records a new Confirmed case of Coronavirus

The Enugu State Ministry of Information has early hours of today, 29th April, 2020 announced that a new Confirmed case of Coronavirus infection has been found in Enugu.

A statement signed by the Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, noted that the new case has a positive travel history.
The confirmed case travelled out of Enugu on the 28th of March 2020 and returned from Jos, Plateau State, 2 weeks ago (14th April 2020).
This confirmed case developed symptoms on Tuesday 21st April and reported to a frontline health centre in the state on Saturday 25th April 2020. A vigilant health care worker, operating on a high index of suspicion contacted the Enugu State COVID-19 Rapid Response Team, and this case was brought in for sample collection on Monday 27th April 2020. The result returned on the evening of 28th April 2020 as a confirmed positive case, the Commissioner added.
The Honourable Commissioner disclosed that the patient has been admitted into one of the Treatment and Isolation Centres in Enugu, while contacts are being identified, line-listed, and for samples to be taken for testing. He added that the decontamination of the residence of the case would be promptly carried out.

The Enugu State Government has commended the gallant members of the security forces who with the health workers, man the Enugu interstate borders and points of entry, day and night. They have been implored to tighten their dragnet in order to avoid further risk of movement of persons not on essential services, across the state's borders.

The Good people of Enugu State have been  advised to stay at home, and only go out when absolutely necessary.

Mr Obi noted that when going out, one is strongly advised to wear an appropriate 'cloth' face mask, avoid touching the front of the face mask, and always remove the mask from both ears at once.

Everyone is also advised to practice physical/social distancing of at least 2m (or 6ft) apart from each other, and practice proper respiratory hygiene (cough or sneeze into your elbow, use a tissue if you must and discard immediately into a safe and secure bin, he added.

The Commissioner further advised the people of Enugu to wash their hands as often as possible with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or the length of time it takes to sing the happy birthday song twice) or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when there is no facility to wash your hands.

He ended by encouraging Enugu people to sanitize surfaces all around them as often as possible with a 1in5 mixture of bleach and water.

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  1. Nawa ooo

    May God Save us.

    Enugu State is in the hands of God oooo


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