BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Anambra State government has embarked on an active search for persons with Covid19 symptoms in all communities in the State.
Chief Willie Obiano disclosed this in a recent special statewide broadcast on the COVID-19 update.
The Governor said that the NCDC, WHO and UNICEF have assured the State government of their support to ensure the success of the effort.
He therefore implored citizens of the State especially those in the rural communities to cooperate with the specially trained Covid19 team that would come to the hinterlands to collect samples for testing, stating that the team comprised competent medical professionals who can manage any case to success.
Governor Obiano further informed the people that governnent has set up two potential Covid19 testing Centres in the State and that the State earnestly request the management of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to accredit as well as approve the facilities for the benefit of the people.
Although he also noted that the state was gradually returning to normal life inspite of the threat of the Covid19 pandemic, he maintained that all the boundaries with neighbouring States remained completely closed but emphasized that only those on essential services would be allowed entry after thorough checks and confirmations by security personnel stationed at the borders.
According to the Governor, ”we are working very hard to seal off all bush Paths that are being exploited by unscrupulous transporters to the detriment of our beloved State.”
He equally informed the citizenry that arrangements were ongoing to ensure that the teachers undergo a comprehensive Covid19 training in readiness for the eventual opening of schools at the appropriate time.
Governor Obiano said that market leaders have also been trained on Covid19 safety/preventive measures; which they must deploy to ensure that friends, colleagues as well as customers comply with the standard protocols for COVID-19 prevention.
Chief Obiano who also alerted citizens on federal government’s proposed Nationwide curfew from Monday to halt the community spread of coronavirus across the country, enjoined citizens to compulsorily comply with the aforestated directives as enforcement would be carried out vigorously, stressing that to be forewarned is to be forewarned.

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