Enugu State has recorded a fourth COVID-19 case. This was disclosed by the Special Assistant to the Governor of Enugu State on Public Enlightenment, Rt. Hon. Awalu Kizito Paul and was confirmed by the Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu.
The new case is a 39 year old female, a Lagos State returnee who used to live and work in Lagos State.
The patient returned to Enugu on the 22nd day of April 2020. She subsequently took ill and reported to a Missionary Hospital in Enugu State. After examination of the symptoms by the Hospital’s Medical Team, the Enugu State COVID-19 Response Team was alerted and samples were collected on 29th April, 2020 for examinations. The result, which returned on the 1st of May, 2020 turned out positive. It is imperative to state that the new case has no contact with 3rd case recorded in the state.
Rt. Hon. Awalu Kizito Paul
Special Assistant to the Governor of Enugu State on Public Enlightenment
Out of the four recorded cases in Enugu State, two have long been discharged while two are still active and are receiving treatments. As a result of this new development, efforts are being intensified on borders between Enugu State and the neighboring States to ensure the containment of the spread of the virus in Enugu State.
The fight against the spread of Coronavirus is a collective effort. All are enjoined to keep to the rules, stay safe and report any suspected case.
The recommendations of Enugu State Ministry of Health are as follows:
1. Stay at home as much as you can.
2. Use a clean cloth mask daily if you have to go out.
3. Do not touch the front of the mask while wearing it.
4. Remove your mask only from both ears at the same time.
5. Wash your cloth mask, dry and iron it everyday.
8. Maintain respiratory hygiene when you have to cough or sneeze.
9. Maintain social/physical distancing always.
10. Wash your hands as often as you can with soap and running water.
11. When you can’t wash your hands use an alcohol based hand sanitizer frequently.
In case of any suspected case of Covid-19, please call any of the following lines: 08182555550, 09022333833, or the NCDC on 080097000010.