Ebonyi records second COVID-19 case

Posted by News Express | 29 April 2020 | 920 times

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By CHARLES IWUOHA

Ebonyi State has recorded a second case of COVID-19.

The incident came barely one week after a commercial bus driver from Ondo State was arrested and tested in Ebonyi, as his result was positive.

Confirming the case, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Dan Umezuruike, said that it involved a 27-year-old man arrested on Saturday night by police officers at Ishieke junction in Ebonyi on his way from Asaba, Delta State.

The commissioner said that the man was returning with his seven-month pregnant wife and his house-help but the bus carrying them dropped them at the Ishieke junction and because of the curfew, they could not find another means of proceeding to their village before the policemen arrested them.

Umezuruike’s words: “Ebonyi State has recorded another case of COVID-19. It involves a 27-year-old man returning from Asaba, Delta State. He was coming with his seven-month pregnant wife and his house-help. The bus carrying them dropped them at Ishieke junction and because of the curfew, they could not proceed on their journey before they encountered some policemen who arrested them and took them to the stadium, which is our standard. While at the stadium, we segregated them according to the states they were coming from.

“So we conducted test on them. The man tested positive. The wife’s result is still inconclusive while the house-help tested negative.”

Umezuruike said that the whereabouts of the police officers that arrested the patient were unknown likewise the driver that conveyed them from Asaba to Abakaliki.

The commissioner also said that the patient has been taken to the isolation centre for medical attention, adding that he has only exhibited intermittent.


Source: News Express

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