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Ebonyi confirms second COVID-19 case



EBONYI State, yesterday, confirmed a second case of coronavirus infection.

  Commissioner fke, disclosed this in Abakaliki.

  According to him, the patient has been admitted at the state isolation centre for treatment as he was intercepted at Ishieke in Ebonyi Local Government Area with his seven- month-old pregnant wife and a maid while coming into Ebonyi from Delta State in a bus.

  He said that as the family couldn’t access any means of transportation at Ishieke because of the subsisting curfew in the state, men of the anti-COVID 19 swooped on them and took them to the isolation centre at Pa Ngele Stadium, Abakaliki.

  “It is quite unfortunate that we have recorded a second case of COVID-19. The patient was returning from Delta with his wife and maid. When they dropped in town in Abakaliki, they couldn’t get a means to a village in Izzi.   The police encountered them and took them to stadium. On Sunday, they slept and on Monday, after sorting out was done for those to go for testing, they went for COVID-19 test.      

The man tested positive while that of the wife is still inconclusive while that of the maid is negative. That of the wife is being repeated. The man is in a good condition. He just had intermittent headache which has subsided. Presently, they are in isolation ward,” Dr. Umezurike said.

  It will be recalled that the state recorded its first case last Sunday night, with Gov. David Umahi saying the 31-year-old index case was from Onicha Local Government Area.

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