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COVID-19 campaign not yet over – Anambra Health Comm

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ANAMBRA State Commissioner for Health, Vincent Okpala, has cautioned that the partial lifting of the lock down order did not mean the end of ongoing campaign to prevent the outbreak of the dreadful coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.

  Dr. Okpala sounded the warning in a brief press interview at the Government House, Awka, and advised Ndi Anambra and residents of the state to continue to observe the prescribed preventive measures to remain safe and alive.

  He stressed that people should maintain social distancing, regular washing of hands with soap and running water as well as using hand sanitisers and always wear face masks, in order to keep the pandemic at bay.

  The commissioner also clarified that the contents of the big container donated to the state government by a business mogul, Sir (Dr.) Emeka Ofor, Chairman/CEO of Eastern Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), through the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, were mainly assorted medical equipment. He thanked the donor for the patriotic gesture worthy of emulation by other affluent indigenes of the state.

  Dr. Okafor further confirmed that presently, the state has a clean bill of health since the index case of the COVID-19 and all other suspects had returned negative after series of medical tests.

  He however, asserted that the closure of borders and inter-state movement with neighbouring states still remain in force till the appropriate time it would be safe to lift the embargo.

  Commissioner Okafor finally wished Ndi Anambra brighter future prospects after the prolonged COVID-19 induced lock down which adversely disrupted all economic activities in the state and throughout the global community, even as he disclosed that community testing exercise would soon commence in the state.

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