Enugu Govt speaks on 4th confirmed COVID-19 case

Enugu Govt speaks on 4th confirmed COVID-19 case

Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:09 am


The Enugu State Government has announced another confirmed case of coronavirus, bringing the number of the cases in the state to four.

The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi made  the disclosure in a statement on Saturday in Enugu.

Obi said that the new case was a 39- year-old who used to live and work in Lagos.

“Recently this person travelled back to Enugu on the April 22, took ill subsequently and reported to a mission hospital in the state.

“The staff of the hospital alerted the state COVID-19 response team days later and samples were taken on  April 29, which turned out positive on Friday,  May 1,” he said.

According to the commissioner, this new case is not a contact of the third case and the four cases reported in the state have had positive travel history.

He added that the state Ministry of Health had continued to advise the public to adhere to all precautionary measures to avoid contracting the virus.

“Call these numbers if you think you may have or know someone who may have Covid-19 symptoms.

“The numbers are 08182555550 or 09022333833, or the NCDC number 080097000010, If I do these, I protect you and if you do these, you protect me.

“Stay Safe,” he advised.

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