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COVID-19: Abia begins to trace 209 contacts of the two index cases



The Abia State Government has begun tracing the 209 contacts of the two COVID-19 index instances recorded in the state.

In a announcement issued on Friday, the Commissioner for Information in the state, John Kalu, established this development.

Kalu stated the go is carried out via the State Rapid Response Team and scientific protocol sub-committee of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, in conjunction with the group from Medical Center (FMC) in Umuahia.

The Commissioner cited that the exercising covers three Local Government Areas of the state – Ikwuano, Ukwa West and Umuahia North.

He defined that the state authorities has positioned these traced in isolation, including that group from World Health Organization (WHO) is presenting support.

“Both index cases, who are above 70 years with underlying prerequisites such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease and left ventricular failure are secure and receiving care at the FMC isolation in Umuahia.

“One of the sufferers that was once in the past supported with oxygen is presently breathing nicely without any respiratory aid,” the announcement partly read.

While preserving that all the medical personnel worried in the administration of the sufferers and their household participants are presently in isolation, the Commissioner said some of their samples have already been amassed for testing.

“We are watching for outcomes for the suspected case that is resident off Ikot Ekpene Road, Aba, and will inform correctly as quickly as the end result returns from the NCDC checking out facility,” he said.

Kalu, therefore, known as on the residents of the use their face masks, in many instances wash their hands with cleaning soap underneath running water, use hand sanitizers, keep social distancing and keep away from leaving their homes except to purchase meals and drugs.


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