The Imo State government says it has commenced contact tracing of the index case of coronavirus in Imo State.

A statement by the Commissioner of Health, Dr (Mrs) Damaris Osunkwo, stated that ” following the discovery of the confirmed case, the Imo State Ministry of Health in collaboration with partners: NCDC, AFNET, and WHO have already enlisted and started following up daily with thirty seven (37) persons so far.

“More contacts are being sort for enlistment. Meanwhile, the confirmed case is already in isolation and treatment center where he is doing quite well. All the contacts being followed up have remained without symptoms and self isolating. We are escalating sample collection and laboratory testing and so far, all the samples sent to the laboratory have come out negative except the index case.

The Commissioner appealed to Imolites not to panic.

” Imolites should not panic over this turn of events but be calm and commit to all advisories and observances that have been put out for the purpose of control most especially, hand hygiene, the use of face masks, social and physical distancing, avoidance of crowding, no funerals, burials should not be attended by more than 20 people, comply to the lockdown order and remain at home”



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