Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi Directs Cabinet Members To Take Coronavirus Test

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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has directed all members of the State Executive Council to take the coronavirus (COVID-19) test.

In an announcement by the commissioner for Information and Orientation Barr. Uchenna Orji, he said that the cases rose to 75 after over 3, 000 samples were tested noting that 26 COVID-19 cases have been discharged and 49 cases still receiving treatment but in stable condition.

He decried the number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the state which has risen to 75 out of over 3,000 samples tested.

According to him, in order to ensure effective contact tracing, all Government offices will be shut down from today, Thursday,4th June 2020 and resume on Wednesday, 10th June 2020 and all civil servants shall work from their respective homes within the period but shall leave their phones open to respond to official imperatives.

The governor explained that of the 75 cases recorded so far in Ebonyi, the government has discharged 26 patients and 49 others were receiving treatment and in stable conditions.

“In view of this development, he passionately appeals to all sons and daughters of Ebonyi State who are living outside the shores of the state to avoid the risk of returning to the state, as records have shown that the positive cases hitherto recorded in the state were those who returned from the epicentre states,” the statement read.

Governor Umahi also urged the residents to take seriously the COVID-19 protocols and precautionary measures of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

He listed them to include regular hand washing, use of hand sanitisers, use of face masks, social distancing, and avoiding of crowded places.

The governor reminded the residents that the nation was already in the community transmission level – another phase of the disease spread.

He commended all those who have made concerted efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and thanked the newly appointed caretaker chairmen for handling coronavirus emergencies properly.

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