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Covid-19: ABSU risk model places rural areas in Abia at high risk

Covid-19: ABSU risk model places rural areas in Abia at high risk

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There are indications that if there should be any outbreak of Covid-19 in Abia, it will come from over 720 rural communities.

This was because, the Covid-19 tracker invented by Abia State University, Uturu has disclosed that their invention has recently indicated that the high risk propensity is shifting away from urban to rural areas.

In the school whatsapp page, the university noted: Our risk model is trending towards relocational difussion of COVID 19 risk from Urban to sub-urban/rural areas of Abia State.

However, the state Commissioner for Information and member, State Covid-19 Committee, Chief John Okiyi Kalu said the state is mindful of the fact that those who returned from endemic countries will likely run down to the rural communities, stating that the state is prepared to handle the situation.

 

According to him, the state has therefore hired town criers to sensirize the rural populace, adding that the system has been yielding results as in many cases, the committee has been called to attend to such cases in different communities accross the state.

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