By Esther Nworie
Ebonyi State Government says they are tracing contacts of 2,240 persons, who may have come in contact with Coronavirus patients.
This was revealed by the state commissioner for information and orientation Barr Orji Uchenna Orji after the state executive council meeting on Thursday.
He said while the number for contact tracing was 2,240, the number of samples so far tested are 1,472.
Orji said that, as at 28th May, 2020, Ebonyi State has a total of 40 positive and 32 active cases of Covid-19. The total number of discharged cases is 8.
He further added that a total of 206 number new cases of intercepted returnees was recorded across the 39 holding Centres and government has scheduled them for Covid-19 protocols.
He revealed that the Unity square Isolation center is filled up, hence the Government has selected one of the general hospitals in the state ( Elu-nwovu general hospital) in Abakaliki Local Government Area for the virus treatment services.
The commissioner said the development is in furtherance to the State Government’s efforts towards the protection of Ebonyi people from the scourge of Coronavirus pandemic and enhancement of the socio-economic wellbeing of the citizenry.
“Executive Council approved the release of the sum of N80m for the renovation and equipment of Elu-nwovu General hospital which has been selected to serve as Covid-19 Treatment Centre, and further set up a committee to ensure that the project is completed within 10 days.”
“Government has commenced the distribution of Covid-19 palliatives to the benefitting groups in the state, including Ebonyians in Abuja and Lagos. Polling unit compilation of list of beneficiaries of the palliatives across the state was comprehensively rounded- off without any political consideration, and distribution shall soon commence at the various polling units.”