Anambra Federal government has actually called on residents of the state to take active preventive measures versus COVID-19, as the state’s confirmed cases continue to increase.
Dr Vincent Okpala, Commissioner for Health in Anambra, made the appeal while talking to newsmen in Awka on Saturday.
He stated that the ministry had actually concluded plans to work together with the Joint Emergency Situation Preparedness and Fast Action Team to make sure that everybody in the state was not oblivious of the infection.
Okpala stated that COVID-19 validated cases in Anambra had actually risen to 118, while 67 had recuperated and released and a record of 12 deaths reported in the state.
” It is frightening that at this point in time most residents of the state do not think in the presence of the infection. It is time to act to avoid wider spread of the virus,” he said.
He advised the people of the state that the pandemic still exists and eliminates, hence the need for all to take obligation and be safe and alive.
Okpala stated that being coronavirus positive was not a death sentence and advised the public to report to health care centres instantly they observe any sign of the disease in their body.
” The infection is finest dealt with at the early phase. There is no need to cover up the disease due to the fact that it would be more unsafe,” he stated.
He stated that 69 percent of the 118 validated cases in the state were males, while 31 were females.
Okpala guaranteed health workers’ of their defense against the infection and appealed that they must not relent in their service to mankind.
The commissioner guaranteed that all interventions released to combat COVID-19 would be utilized in support of health system strengthening in the state.
” We remain in consistent touch with Agents of World Health Organisation, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, UNICEF and Red Cross.
” Civil Society Organisations, to name a few critical bodies in the fight against coronavirus pandemic in Anambra.
” We require to keep fighting versus the extremely transmittable and deadly disease to achieve positive outcomes,” he stated.