Enugu Records First Cases Of COVID-19

Enugu State has recorded two cases of the deadly coronavirus.

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this on Friday, March 27, 2020.

According to the Enugu State Ministry of Health, the patients voluntarily contacted the Government on arrival from the United Kingdom (UK) and requested for the COVID-19 test.

According to a statement from the State Health Ministry, signed by its Permanent Secretary, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi, “the Enugu State Government expresses her gratitude to these patients who reported to the Enugu State Ministry of Health following the announcement that all returnees from overseas in the last 14 days should report for evaluation.”

The statement added that the Government further encourages all those that returned recently from overseas to contact the Enugu State Public Health Department through these dedicated lines- 08182555550 or 09022333833

The State Government urged the general public not to panic as Health Personnel are already positioned to respond to the present situation even as all should observe high level of personal hygiene, maintain the social distance protocol and stay home.

In total, 16 new cases were confirmed on Friday: 8 in Lagos, 3 in FCT, 2 in Oyo, 2 in Enugu and 1 in Edo.

It is the first time the disease has shown up in Nigeria’s South-East Region.

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