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Governor Hope Uzodinma has ordered activation of all health platforms in Imo State following the confirmation of one case of the Coronavirus diseases (Covid 19) in Lagos State.
Nigerians woke up on Friday morning and where informed by the Minister of Health of one case of Coronavirus in Lagos State.
According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ogwuike Nwachukwu, Uzodinma assured that the health system in the State has enough capacity to promptly diagnose the disease.
He however advised citizens of the State to take precautionary measure such as avoiding crowded locations, observe cough etiquette, regular washing of hands with sanitizers and report any suspected case to the nearest health facility.
” As part of measures to contain the disease,the Imo State Ministry of Health, through the Public Health Department and the Primary Healthcare Agency has instituted robust emergency response measures with the procurement and pre- respositioning of personal protective equipment, enhanced border surveillance, community awareness and mobilization, distribution of hand sanitizers together with clinicians/other health workers sensitization
He said the measures taken will complement the precautions already announced by the Health Minister, reiterating government’s commitment to proactively ensure that all Imolites are adequately protected in the face of the challenges poses by the Coronavirus.