Enugu State Permanent Secretary, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi has in a statement affirmed the new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) discovered in the state.
According to Ifeanyi in a statement released by him on Saturday, March 28, the two persons reported themselves to the state Ministry of Health after their arrival from the United Kingdom, UK, and a test was carried out on them came back positive.
Agujiobi further revealed that the duo has been isolated and that the state Multi-sectoral Rapid Response Team are making attempts to reach all those they made contact with at their arrival.
He, however, noted that the government are grateful for their sincerity and consideration for other lives by first reporting themselves at the point of arrival from the UK.
Agujiobi said; “We still wish to encourage all those that returned recently from overseas to contact the Enugu State Public Health Department through these dedicated lines – 08182555550 or 09022333833.”
He also charged citizens in the state to stay calm and not to be in a panic as health personnel were already positioned to respond to the present situation.
The statement further educates Enugu people to totally adhere to the already circulated rules and basic personal hygiene, maintain the social distance protocol and stay at home if possible.
Meanwhile, the Enugu state government has announced earlier in a statement issued on Friday by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, that the all markets in the state, irrespective of its size to be shut down till further notice.