NIGERIA CENTRE FOR DISEASES CONTROL (NCDC) @NCDCgov COMMENDS THE EFFORTS OF EBONYI STATE GOVERNMENT IN CONTAINING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC; DESCRIBES THE STATE GOVERNMENT'S APPROACH AS THE BEST.
The Government of Ebonyi State has been commended for the comprehensive preventive approach it adopted to contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the state.
The technical team of Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) made this commendation when they paid a courtesy visit to the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation and Ag Commissioner Human Capital Development and Monitoring, Hon. Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji this Monday,the 4th day of May 2020 at his office.
The team described the Governor of Ebonyi State His Excellency Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE as a proactive leader who is passionate about the safety and security of his people.They described the approach introduced by the Governor as a model for all states. According to the team, they were enthused by the level of border closure and compliance to precautionary measures and other regulations, while economic activities within the state were not allowed to suffer unduly.
The team said they were drafted to Ebonyi State on the 26th of April 2020 after Ebonyi State had recorded it's first case. The team noted that the first to fifth case already recorded in Ebonyi State are all cases of persons who entered from the epicentre states and who were on transit to Ebonyi State when the state tasks force intercepted them at the borders, and thus no case of community transmission has been recorded and even physical contact while in Ebonyi State was very minimal. 'That's the way to go', they maintained.
Speaking during the event, the Commissioner thanked the DG of NCDC and the entire COVID-19 Presidential Task Force for their wonderful initiatives that have contained the wild escalation of the virus.
He expressed hope that the approach adopted by the State Government would make a great difference.