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No COVID-19 case in Anambra – SSG



… Isolation centres in NAUTH, NYSC camp, Onitsha

… Surge centre in COOUTH, Aguleri

THERE has been no case of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Anambra State since the global pandemic assumed an alarming state in Nigeria.

  Secretary to State Government (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu gave the indication at a press briefing in Government House, Awka.

  According to him, all the samples  taken to Irua in Edo State for testing from Anambra State came out negative.

  He attributed this clean bill of health to Gov. Willie Obiano’s untiring commitment to ensuring that nothing is spared to protection ndi Anambra from the scourge.

  Speaking further, Prof. Chukwulobelu lauded Gov. Obiano for preferring preventive approach to avert possible epidemic.

  Also addressing newsmen, Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, assured that donations to state government COVID-19 relief packages will be put to judicious use.

  According to him, Gov. Obiano has concluded arrangements to establish a testing centre in Anambra State where testing of people may start next week.

  He solicited more donations from wealthy citizens to help government reach all deserving ndi Anambra. Items needed by the committee were listed by Dr. Okapalla to include Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipment, ventilators, and personal protective kits.

  All these, he said, were very expensive, urging affluent people to assist government that has procured over 200 of personal protective kits at huge cost.

  Meanwhile, Anambra State has installed a 240-bed COVID-19 isolation centre in Mbaukwu-Umuawulu, Awka South LGA and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi. There is also an isolation centre of about 130 beds in Onitsha.

  A surge centre has also been opened at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOUTH), Awka, Awka South LGA and Aguleri in Anambra East LGA.

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