Following the affirmation of one case of the Coronavirus disease (Covid19) in Lagos by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma has requested the initiation of all health platforms to protect Imo residents against the dreaded disease.
The Governor gave this mandate to guarantee that the viral infection doesn’t take the state unawares.
In an official statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary and made accessible to newsmen, the Governor has asked the state health sector through the public health department and primary healthcare should embark on an enlightenment campaign and institute robust emergency response measures.
In a similar vein, he focused on the need to upgrade border surveillance, community awareness and mobilization, and distribution of hand sanitizers across communities.
In the mean time, he has guaranteed Imo people of satisfactory security against the lethal infection.
However, Imolites have been encouraged to maintain a good hygiene practice by avoiding crowded locations, engaging in steady hand washing with sanitizer and report any suspected case to the nearest health facility.