The Anambra State Government has confirmed two potential COVID 19 testing centers in the state.
The state also urged residents to take few careful steps to return the state to normalcy.
Governor Willie Obiano stated this while briefing the public in a special broadcast on COVID 19 on Friday, May 1.
According to Obiano “I am delighted to inform you that we have set up two potential COVID 19 testing centers in our dear state. We urge the management of NCDC to expedite action on the accreditation and approval process to ensure the immediate use of the facilities for the benefit of our people”
The Governor also noted that out of the 72 conducted tests on samples only one returned positive. And that one was the Index Case who has been treated and discharged.
He stated that his administration is bent on tackling the pandemic through mounting an active search for people with COVID 19 symptoms in all communities in the state.
“The NCDC, WHO and UNICEF have assured us of their support to ensure the success of this effort. So, I implore you to cooperate with our specially trained COVID 19 team when they visit your community by giving useful information that will help them to get the necessary samples for testing.
Furthermore, he urged residents to bury their loved ones with strict compliance to the COVID 19 protocols. No fanfare, and attendance should not be more than 30 family members. Relatives of the deceased who accompanied the corpse home must also proceed on 14 days of self-isolation.
The governor also reiterated that all major markets, civil servants including teachers of primary, secondary and tertiary schools in Anambra State shall resume work on Monday, May 4, 2020. Adding that Arrangements are on-going to ensure that the teachers undergo a comprehensive COVID 19 training in readiness for the eventual opening of schools at the right time.
“The market leaders must ensure that their friends and colleagues as well as customers comply with the standard protocols of COVID 19 once the markets re-open”.
Also, all our boundaries with neighbouring states remain completely closed. Only people on essential services and haulage trucks with essential commodities are allowed passage. However, efforts are in place to seal off all bush paths that are being exploited by unscrupulous transporters to the detriment of our beloved state.