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Enugu Records Two Cases Of COVID-19

 

Enugu State has recorded two cases of the deadly coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Friday.

It is the first time the disease has shown up in Nigeria’s south-east region.

 

According to the Enugu State Ministry of Health, the patients voluntarily contacted the government on arrival from the United Kingdom (UK) and requested for the COVID-19 test.

“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,” the health ministry said in a statement signed by its Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi.

“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.”

Earlier on Friday, the NCDC had reported the discovery of five new cases, three in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and two in Oyo state. No new case was reported in Lagos.

In total, 16 new cases were confirmed on Friday.

Solomon Elusoji

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