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COVID-19: Abia Begins Contact Tracing Of Two Index Cases

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu


The Abia State Authorities has begun tracing the 209 contacts of the 2 COVID-19 index instances recorded within the state.

In an announcement issued on Friday, the Commissioner for Info within the state, John Kalu, confirmed this growth.

Kalu stated the transfer is carried out by the State Speedy Response Staff and medical protocol sub-committee of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, along side the crew from Federal Medical Heart (FMC) in Umuahia.

The Commissioner famous that the train covers three Native Authorities Areas of the state – Ikwuano, Ukwa West and Umuahia North.

He defined that the state authorities has positioned these traced in isolation, including that crew from World Well being Group (WHO) is offering assist.

“Each index instances, who’re above 70 years with underlying medical situations corresponding to diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart illness and left ventricular failure are steady and receiving care on the FMC isolation centre in Umuahia.

“One of many sufferers that was beforehand supported with oxygen is at the moment respiratory nicely with none respiratory assist,” the assertion partly learn.

Whereas sustaining that each one the medical personnel concerned within the administration of the sufferers and their members of the family are at the moment in isolation, the Commissioner stated a few of their samples have already been collected for testing.

“We are awaiting results for the suspected case that is resident off Ikot Ekpene Road, Aba, and will inform appropriately as soon as the result returns from the NCDC testing facility,” he stated.

Kalu, due to this fact, referred to as on the residents of the state use their face masks, often wash their fingers with cleaning soap beneath working water, use hand sanitizers, keep social distancing and keep away from leaving their homes besides to purchase meals and medicines.

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