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Days Ahead Will Be Difficult In Abia State-Gov.Ikpeazu



Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has made it known to Abians that days ahead will be difficult as the state has recorded two positive patients of the COVID-19.

The Governor Addressing journalists in Government House Umuahia yesterday, announced closure of a private clinic where one of the index cases were firstly treated,he also calls for more courage and pledge in the hands of our front line officers and all citizens of the state.

“The days ahead will be difficult and calls for more courage and commitment in the hands of our front line officers and all citizens.
”Government will continue to provide all the PPE required to protect our medical and paramedical personnel. We are sending a consignment of additional PPEs and other materials to support Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Umuahia.

“The private clinic where one of these patients was treated is hereby closed to the public until properly disinfected while all the doctors and nurses who attended to them still remain quarantined until the result of their tests is out,” he said.
Ikpeazu also said that all borders will stay locked, while encouraging citizens to always wear face masks and continue to practice social distancing in the state.
“Government will insist that all borders shall remain locked till further notice.
”All our citizens should remember that wearing of face masks in Abia is compulsory.
”Government will encourage all citizens to continue to practice social distancing and strict rules of hand washing as well as use of sanitizers.”
He also said the government will embark on massive contact tracing of those that came in contact with the two index cases.


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