The Anambra State federal government has actually contacted citizens of the state to take active preventive steps against COVID-19, as the state’s verified cases continue to rise.
Vincent Okpala, the Commissioner for Health, made the appeal while speaking with reporters in Awka on Saturday.
He stated the ministry had actually concluded plans to team up with the Joint Emergency Preparedness and Rapid Response Team to make sure that everybody in the state was not ignorant of the infection.
Mr Okpala, a medical physician, said that COVID-19 confirmed cases in Anambra had actually risen to 118, while 67 had actually recovered and released and a record of 12 deaths reported in the state.
” It is frightening that at this moment in time most locals of the state do not believe in the presence of the infection. It is time to act to avoid broader spread of the infection,” he said.
He advised individuals of the state that the pandemic still exists and eliminates, for this reason the need for all to take duty and be safe and alive.
Mr Okpala stated that being coronavirus positive was not a death sentence and advised the general public to report to health care centres right away they discover any sign of the disease in their body.
” The infection is best treated at the early stage. There is no need to conceal the disease because it would be more dangerous,” he stated.
He said that 69 per cent of the 118 validated cases in the state were men, while 31 were women.
Mr Okpala assured health workers’ of their security against the infection and appealed that they ought to not relent in their service to humanity.
The commissioner ensured that all interventions released to fight COVID-19 would be utilized in assistance of health system strengthening in the state.
” We are in continuous touch with Representatives of World Health Organisation, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, UNICEF and Red Cross.
” Civil Society Organisations, among other vital bodies in the fight against coronavirus pandemic in Anambra.
” We need to keep fighting versus the extremely contagious and fatal illness to achieve positive outcomes,” he stated. (NAN)
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