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Anambra gets two COVID-19 testing centres

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ANAMBRA State Government has set up two potential COVID -19 testing centres in the state.

  Governor Willie Obiano made this known while briefing newsmen on measures being put in place to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state.

  The governor  called on Nigeria Center on Disease Control (NCDC) to expedite action on the accreditation and approval process for the immediate use of the centres.

  “I am delighted to inform you that we have set up two potential COVID-19 Testing Centers in our dear state. We urge the management of NCDC to expedite action on the accreditation and approval process to ensure the immediate use of the facilities for the benefit of our people” Obiano said.

  Governor Obiano while saying that the state had submitted about 72 samples for testing noted that only one of them returned positive which was the previous COVID-19 index case that later tested negative.

  The governor said that the state would soon mount an active search of COVID -19 symptoms in all the 179 communities and allayed fears that the pandemic is not a death sentence.

  Governor Obiano revealed that teachers will undergo COVID -19 basic training for eventually opening of schools, maintained that work would resume fully on Monday, May 4.

  In his words, “civil servants including teachers of primary, secondary and tertiary schools in Anambra State shall resume work on Monday, May 4, 2020. Arrangements are on-going to ensure that the teachers undergo a comprehensive COVID-19 training in readiness for the eventual opening of schools at the right time”

  He announced that markets will open on Monday but warned that markets that did not meet the requirements of COVID -19 guidelines would be closed.

  He maintained that bush parts where drivers divert at the borders would be adequately manned by security agents.

  Governor Obiano warned that the people must adopt the globally accepted COVID – 19 guidelines before conducting any burials.

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