The governor of Akwa Ibom state has issued a warning regarding the deadly Covid-19 pandemic’s reappearance, stating that 14 people have already been affected there.
Announcing this to newsmen on Thursday in Uyo, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Augustine Umoh, advised the citizens and residents to make sure they follow the Covid 19 protocols, particularly frequent hand washing, the use of facemasks and hand sanitizers, and social seclusion because the mode of transmission has not changed.
Umoh stated that his Ministry has already started a new campaign to educate the public about the resurgence and that the laboratories have been set up for testing.
He emphasized that although the state government had made adequate measures to combat the epidemic, the public still needed to assist the government.
We currently have 14 active cases of COVID-19 in the state, he said. We’re not shocked. Now, it’s crucial that we resume the previous pace that helped us reduce the number of patients.
“The 14 cases we now have are being monitored and isolated at home as I speak. Contact tracing has once again started.
The disease is still spread by air, nasal passages, and direct contact.
“Prepared facilities, drugs are available, and the contact tracing mechanism has been turned back on. We can now know who is positive for isolation.
“What we are doing right now is public education to ensure that people accept the truth,”