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ABIA COVID-19 UPDATE: ABIANS NOT TO PANIC. OKO CHUKWU

ABIA COVID-19 UPDATE: ABIANS NOT TO PANIC. OKO CHUKWU.

Abia state deputy governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu has dismissed the speculation that two Corona virus index cases in Abia are not real.

Sir Oko Chukwu who made the comment during a live radio programme titled Abia Covid-19 Update at Flo F.M Radio Station, Umuahia, said, Corona virus is real and is here with us, people should stop spreading fake information that covid -19 in Abia is not real.

The deputy governor called on Abians not to panic over the two victims of Coronavirus recorded in the state.

He added that the state government is on top of the situation.

The deputy governor further said that before now the state government has put modalities in place to stop the spread of the virus in the state.

According to him,” the two patients are elderly people between the ages of 70/72 years respectively and have no previous travel history in the recent past, Wondered where they might have contacted the virus but assured Abians that the state government are on top gear to trace the origin.

Oko Chukwu however, stated that the state government has set up a committee that will rigorously go to the three LGAs namely, Ikwuano, Ukwa west and Umuahia North where these index cases may have been associated with people for contact tracing.

On the issue of lockdown of Abia Borders, The deputy governor explained that the lockdown of borders are still enforced and wearing of face masks is now compulsory in Abia state as well.

He urged Abians to maintain social distancing, and avoid all kinds of social gathering and continue washing their hands regularly with soap and running water.

He advised the security agencies in our borders to resist collecting money from motorists but to maintain the lockdown directive of state government as we collectively fight to end the pandemic.

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Charles reporting from deputy governor’s office.
22nd April, 2020.

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