Enugu discharges 5, records 1 New Case -Dr Obi

The Enugu State Ministry of Health has announced the discharge of  five (5) COVID-19 positive patients in the State who have fully recovered and subsequently tested Negative.

This was released in a press statement signed by the State’s Commission of Health, Dr Obi Emmanual Ikechukwu, early hours of today 30 May, 2020.

Dr Obi however disclosed that one more positive case has been confirmed in the state bringing the total number of cases for Enugu State to 19, with 6 active cases and 13 recoveries.

According to the State Commissioner, the new COVID-19 patient (Case 19) is a 40 year old female, who hails from Igbo-Etiti LGA of Enugu State and returned home from Lagos State in violation of the restriction order on inter-state movement.

He reiterated the commitment of the State and the Federal Health bodies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, to ensure the safety of the people, and encouraged the good people of Enugu State to adhere strictly to all the COVID-19 preventive measures stipulated by the Federal and the State Health bodies.
The State Ministry of Health with massive support from the Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the State Executive Council (EXCO), has continued to provide treatment for the existing cases, respond to emergency alerts, carry out contact tracing and follow up on suspects.
The directives of the Federal and Enugu State governments and the public health advisories of the Federal Ministry of Health, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, and the Enugu State Ministry of Health, remain as important as ever and should be strictly adhered to. 
Stay home when it is not absolutely necessary to go out. 
Wear a facemask/covering whenever you must go out 
Keep a safe distance from other people at all times, which is social/physical distancing and avoiding crowded places. 
Practice good respiratory hygiene (when coughing or sneezing) 
Clean surfaces with a 1 in 6 concentration of bleach and water. 
Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds under running water as often as possible. 
And when facilities for hand washing are unavailable, sanitize your hands as often as possible using an alcohol based hand sanitizer. When You do these, you protect me, and when I do these, I protect you. Let us Stay Safe!

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