The Enugu State Government has again urged the people of the state to remain indoor and only go out when absolutely necessary.
In a statement made available to newsmen on the early hour of Friday, May 8 by the State’s commissioner for health, Hon. Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, the state confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in the State.
Naija News reported earlier that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Thursday night confirmed 381 new cases of Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
The Enugu state government has, however, revealed that the reported case with the state is a teenager.
Giving an update on the report, Hon. Obi said, “There is another newly confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Enugu State. This case is a nine-year-old child contact of the fourth case reported in Enugu who had a positive travel history.”
“Thus the total number of cases ever reported in Enugu now rises to Nine (9) with seven (7) active cases. The patient has been admitted into one of our Isolation and Treatment Centres, further contacts are being identified and line listed, and necessary samples will be taken for testing.”
Obi further revealed that the apartment of the patient has been decontaminated as a precaution.
“People of Enugu State are reminded to stay at home, and only go out when absolutely necessary.”
“Further when going out, you are strongly advised to wear an appropriate cloth face mask, avoid touching the front of the mask, and to always remove the mask from both ears at once, wash and iron if possible once you get home.
“Continue to practice physical/social distancing of at least 2m (or 6ft) apart from each other. Practice proper respiratory hygiene (cough or sneeze into your elbow, use a tissue if you must and discard immediately into a safe and secure bin).
“Wash your hands as often as possible with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds (or the length of time it takes you to sing the happy birthday song twice) or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when there is no facility to allow you to wash your hands.
“Finally sanitize surfaces all around you as often as possible with a 1in6 mixture of bleach and water.
“If you think you are ill with COVID 19 symptoms or know someone with COVID 19 symptoms, do not hesitate to call the numbers 08182555550 or 09022333833 or the NCDC number 080097000010. If I do these, I protect you, if you do these you protect me!”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Thursday, announced that it has tested 22,000 Nigerians for Coronavirus.