COVID-19: Governor Umahi tasks 13 Caretaker Council Chairmen to work with health workers

COVID-19: Governor Umahi tasks 13 Caretaker Council Chairmen to work with health workers

By Emmanuel Nnaji in Abakaliki

The Ebonyi state Government has directed all the 13 council Chairmen to ensure that a minimum of one hundred persons are made available by each of the councils to participate in the house to house testing exercise.

Ebonyi state Deputy Governor Barrister Eric Kelechi Igwe made this known in Abakaliki the Ebonyi state capital through his Chief Press Secretary Monday Uzor

Kelechi said the decision is part of effort by Ebonyi state government to contain the spread of the corona virus pandemic ravaging that state

He said Governor Umahi further directed that schools in that state is to remain closed in the meantime which has become imperative after reviewing the current situation on the spread of the virus within the state

Kelechi said Umahi urged Ebonyians and parents to take this decision in good fate since no drug or vaccine has been globally or nationally certified for the treatment of the deadly virus

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Our correspondent in Abakaliki the Ebonyi state capital Emmanuel Nnaji gathered that Kelechi said Government is irrevocably committed to protecting the lives of school children especially now covid 19 has escalated into community transmission.

In his wors “As part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronvirus pandemic, Ebonyi state Government through the Deputy Governor His Excellency, Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe Ph.D on Tuesday 7th July, 2020 announced House to House testing strategy on each citizen across the 13 Local Government Councils , a programme designed for 14 days in the first instance. To this end :
As a result of importance attached to this test run, the 13 council Chairmen are by this announcement directed to ensure that a minimum of one hundred persons are made available by each of the councils to participate in the testing exercise. They should also liaise with the state Ministry of Health for the testing procedure”
“With the approval of His Excellency the Governor, the Deputy Governor further directs that schools in the state shall remain closed in the meantime which has become imperative after reviewing the current situation on the spread of the virus within the state”
“Government is irrevocably committed to protecting the lives of school children especially now covid 19 has escalated into community transmission”
“Ebonyi people and indeed parents are advised to take this decision in good fate since no drug or vaccine has been globally or nationally certified for the treatment of the deadly virus”
“The good people of Ebonyi State are reassured that Government under the leadership of His Excellency Engr David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE who is extremely doing well and working so hard for the state from isolation remains resolute in the fight against Covid 19”
“It will be recalled that Ebonyi was one of the first states to lock down its borders, establish isolation and holding centres including the renovation, furnishing and equipping of 13 General Hospitals in the state among other measures to prevent the spread of the virus.”
“The Governor has also asked the Deputy Governor to acknowledge and convey his appreciation to all the strata of the society especially the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and other religions bodies for prayers offered for himself and the entire state.”
“Once again be assured that the fight against the pandemic will remain total.”

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