Abia records new COVID 19 cases


Abia State has recorded five new cases of the Covid 19 disease in the state bringing the total number of active cases in Abia to 6. One patient had been discharged after getting the all clear from the NCDC.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu disclosed this while briefing the Press at the Governor’s Lodge Aba on developments on the Corona Virus Pandemic in the state.

Three of the five new cases are returnees from Lagos and are from Ofeme and Afugiri Communities in Umuahia North LGA, and Olokoro in Umuahia South LGA while the remaining two are asymptomatic.

He said the new cases have reemphasized the need for total closure of the State’s borders and commitment by every person especially those manning our borders.

According to him, the war against Covid 19 is one that has tasked everyone to show leadership at all levels.
Dr Ikpeazu stated that the rapid response team has been activated to move into the affected areas to fish out contacts with the affected persons and called on all those who came in contact with the new cases to come forward for testing
The Governor made it clear that the Abia State Government is not deterred by the new results as it has enough facilities to nurse those infected with the disease back to health.

He said his administration will review the relaxation of the lockdown if the need arises and warned transporters who refuse to respect the government guidelines on inter state movement that the full weight of the State Government will be brought to bear against them.