Categories: Local

COVID-19: Ebonyi To Test Over 2,000 Indigenes

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State addresses journalists in Abakaliki


The Ebonyi State Government has planned to carry out an aggressive COVID-19 test on over 2000 citizens of the state.

Addressing journalists at the Government House in Abakaliki, the state capital, Governor Dave Umahi said the free test will take off from the ward level and must be conducted within two weeks across the state.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Jack Ma Pledges 500,000 Test Kits, 300 Ventilators To Africa

The governor noted that the state government has now made it compulsory for indigenes to wear face masks when moving within the state.

In order to achieve this, Governor Umahi stressed that his administration has commenced the distribution of 162,000 pieces of face masks to its citizens at market places, rice mills, health institutions and other people on essential duties.


Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

  • Coronavirus
  • Local

COVID-19: We’ve Denied Several Governors Flight Requests, Says Aviation Minister

  The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says the ministry has denied the flight requests of several governors, since the…

38 mins ago
  • Headlines

There’s Nothing To Suggest That COVID-19 Will Not Spread To All States – Fayemi

  Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to…

59 mins ago
  • Local

COVID-19 Palliatives: Family Members Can’t Receive Double Money, Says FG

    The Federal Government has made some clarifications about the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme currently ongoing in many states…

1 hour ago
  • Africa
  • Coronavirus

South Africa President Ramaphosa Unveils $26bn COVID-19 Relief Plan

  South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday announced a $26 billion relief package aimed at stimulating the economy and…

2 hours ago
  • Local

Northern Governors Seek More COVID-19 Testing Centres, Ban Almajiri System

  Northern state governors on Tuesday called for more COVID-19 testing centres in the north and banned the almajiri system…

2 hours ago
  • World News

Lebanon Turns To Medical Marijuana Amid Pandemic, Economic Collapse

  Lebanon's parliament voted to legalise growing marijuana for medical use on Tuesday, amid an economic crisis exacerbated by the…

3 hours ago