Posted by News Express | 13 April 2020 | 3,456 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Commissioner for Health in Anambra State, Dr. Vincent Okpala, on Monday announced that 29 persons, made up of health workers, relations and business associates of the COVID-19 index case in the state have been traced and quarantined.
Addressing journalists in Awka, Okpala revealed that it took the COVID-19 response team seven hours from Friday night to the wee hours of Saturday morning to get the index case after the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) contacted the State Government to reveal that a case had been registered in Anambra State.
He said: “I went with the team to places I ordinarily would not go at that time of the night, and I knocked on a lot of doors to wake people up from sleep to ask about the individual.
“Contact tracing is on vigorously, and we have 29 persons who are contacts of the index case, and they include medical personnel at the hospital where he was being previously managed, his relatives and business associates. Those traced are being closely monitored now.”
The commissioner said the hospital where the case was previously treated has been fumigated, and people should feel free to use the facility.
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