Coronavirus : Enugu Govt releases funds for emergency response

Following the suspected case with Coronavirus in Enugu, identifying with a 70-year old woman, the state government has released the sum of N20 million to the administration of the State Isolation Center to guarantee that the offices are optimally ready to deal with the situation and any other emergency that may arise.

An announcement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, expressed that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has required leadership and logistics support to ensure that the State Ministry of Health and the Emergency Operation Centre are functioning at optimal level and fully ready to deal with any emergency in the state.

Aroh included that the state government has additionally guaranteed that the suspected patient, who had a recent history of having traveled to the United Kingdom, where she went through five months and had recently come back to the country, is very stable in the isolation centre and receiving the best available medical treatment.

The information commissioner unveiled that the state government in accordance with routine protocol had informed the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and important samples collected and sent to IRUA Specialist Hospital in Edo State for investigation, saying: “We await the results of the investigation soon”.

While guaranteeing the public that all the relevant agencies and institutions in the state are fully activated and very ready to respond to any issue arising from COVID19 or any other health emergency, the state government maintained that “there is absolutely no reason for panic.”

“The great people of Enugu State are additionally urged to guarantee the highest level of personal hygiene including the regular washing of their hands and use of sanitizers in public places”, the commissioner said.