The Enugu State Ministry of Health confirms that two patients who presented on their own tested POSITIVE for Corona Virus( COVID-19)
“It is important to inform the public that the patients voluntarily contacted the Enugu State Ministry of Health on arrival from United Kingdom (UK) and requested for the COVID-19 test which came out positive.
So far the patients have remained in isolation and the Enugu State Multi sectoral Rapid Response Team has commenced contact tracing.The Enugu State Government express her gratitude to these patients who reported to the Enugu State Ministry of Health following the announcement that all returnees from overseas in the last 14 days should report for evaluation. 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
We urge the general public not to panic as Health Personnel are already positioned to respond to the present situation even as all should observe high level of personal hygiene, maintain the social distance protocol and stay home”, the statement signed by Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, Permanent Secretary
Enugu State Ministry of Health said.
According to a resident who spoke to signaturetv.org on the development “This is a worrisome situation as most people here are not following directives to stop the spread. The stay at home order is totally ignored and commercial vehicles carry as many passengers as the wish. We are in trouble”.
signaturetv.org investigations yesterday showed that many residents are in breach of the State Government containment measures.
A drive around the city last night showed that many drinking bars were still functional especially those not on major streets like Ogui Rd, Ziks Avenue, Chime Avenue and Agbani Rd.
signaturetv.org also observed that there was no effort by security operatives or the Government task force to ensure compliance.
“The government order closing markets and shutting entry points to the state should take immediate effect” another respondent, a female civil servant told signaturetv.org.
“This is no longer a joke. Those saying the virus has not come to Enugu as a reason for their recklessness should take note”