Breaking: Enugu confirms 4th COVID-19 Case

By AdvocateNews on 02/05/2020

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Enugu state government has reported the confirmation of the fourth COVID-19 Case in the state.

The state Commissioner for Health Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu announced this in a statement Friday night.

This brings to 4, cases that have tested COVID-19 positive in Enugu.

Out of the four cases, two, representing Enugu’s index cases have been discharged leaving only 2 COVID-19 Cases currently positive.

The new case is a 39 year old who used to live and work in Lagos.

He recently travelled back to Enugu on the 22nd of April, took ill subsequently and reported to a mission Hospital in the state.

Staff of the hospital alerted the State COVID 19 response team days later and samples were taken on the 29th of April which have turned out to be positive today 1st May 2020. This new case is not a contact of the 3rd case.

He observed that so far cases reported in Enugu have had positive travel history.

The commissioner called for greater vigilance at the ports of entry. “We are now reporting cases that are not primary contacts of confirmed cases.

The commissioner urged the people to:

  1. Stay at home as much as you can.
  2. Use a clean cloth mask daily if you have to go out
  3. Do not touch the front of the mask while wearing it
  4. Remove your mask only from both ears at the same time
  5. Wash your cloth mask, dry and iron it everyday
  6. Maintain respiratory hygiene when you have to cough or sneeze
  7. Maintain social/physical distancing always
  8. Wash your hands as often as you can with soap and running water
  9. When you can’t wash your hands use an alcohol based hand sanitizer frequently.

Call these numbers if you think you may have or know someone who may have Covid-19 symptoms, 08182555550 or 09022333833, or the NCDC number 080097000010

Posted 02/05/2020 07:28:26 AM

 

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