NCDC Director-Common, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu holds a gathering with Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma in Owerri on April 18, 2020.
The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) has expressed fear over the yet-to-be-identified case of the COVID-19 pandemic in Imo State.
NCDC Director-Common, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu expressed the concern on Saturday throughout a go to to Governor Hope Uzodinma on the Authorities Home in Owerri, the state capital.
Addressing the governor, Ihekweazu stated he’s apprehensive as a result of the individuals of the state journey rather a lot and could be vulnerable to importing the virus into the state.
“Your Excellency, the Government Governor of Imo State. We’re a little bit bit apprehensive. We all know that our individuals journey rather a lot.
“We’re blissful that there hasn’t been a case thus far. There are two methods. To be totally blissful, we now have to make certain that we’re wanting onerous sufficient not discovering.
“This outbreak is a little bit of a preganant (girl). Generally, you’ll be asking individuals are you pregnant or not? Finally it can come out,” he stated.
In his response, Governor Uzodinma recommended the NCDC crew for supporting the efforts made by his administration to make sure the virus doesn’t discover its method into the state.
He nevertheless appealed to the company to strengthen the COVID-19 crew arrange by the state authorities in stopping the unfold of the virus.
“We’re calling on you to assist us strengthen our individuals in order that we could be ready totally within the occasion this factor finds its method into Imo State.
“I believe what the World Well being Organisation has finished by way of consciousness and sentisation, we wish to commend that. We additionally encourage them to proceed,” he stated.