Covid-19: Enugu begins contact tracing as the State records first ever two cases

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) published on its official Twitter page in the midnight of Friday, March 27 that Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases has risen to 81 after 11 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, with Enugu State recording its first ever two cases.

In line with that, Enugu State Ministry of Health in a statement noted that the two patients voluntarily contacted the Ministry on arrival from United Kingdom and requested for Covid-19 test which came out positive and have been immediately placed in isolation.

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The Permanent Secretary, Enugu State Ministry of Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi continues in the press statement that Enugu State Multi sectoral Rapid Response Team has commenced contact tracing and urge all those that returned recently from overseas to contact the Enugu State Public Health Department through the number listed below.

The statement reads;

“The Enugu State Ministry of Health confirms that two patients who presented on their own tested POSITIVE for Corona Virus( COVID-19). It is important to inform the public that the patients voluntarily contacted the Enugu State Ministry of Health on arrival from United Kingdom (UK) and requested for the COVID-19 test which came out positive.”

“So far the patient has remained in isolation and the Enugu State Multi sectoral Rapid Response Team has commenced contact tracing. The Enugu State Government express her gratitude to these patients who reported to the Enugu State Ministry of Health following the announcement that all returnees from overseas in the last 14 days should  report for evaluation. We still wish to encourage all those that returned recently from overseas to contact the Enugu State Public Health Department through these dedicated lines- 08182555550 or 09022333833”

“We urge the general public not to panic as Health Personnel are already positioned to respond to the present situation even as all should observe high level of personal hygiene, maintain the social distance protocol and stay home.

Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi
Permanent Secretary
Enugu State Ministry of Health.”

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