BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Four doctors who handled Anambra’s Index Case, along with the two nurses, the pharmacist, the cleaner and the ambulance driver who took him to the Preventive Care Center are to receive a Medal of Honour award from the State Government.
Also, a cash award for them will later be announced by government.
The Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano, who announced these in his latest broadcast tothe State, hopes that this gesture will encourage healthcare workersto do more in the future.
Governor Obiano, who used the occasion to thank the law enforcement agents who are putting in so much work to ensure that people comply with the observances of Covid-19, also announced that members of the Civil Society Organization in the State have been co-opted into the Covid-19 Committee.
According to him, a meeting between government and the leaders of all the 63 markets in Anambra State would review the position and agree on when toreopen the markets.
While emphasizing that all boundaries with neighbouring States remaincompletely closed, Governor Obiano said all illegal motor parks operating at the boundaries shall be dismantled with immediate effect.
The law enforcement agencies, he said, have been directed to see thatnobody crosses the boundary on foot.
He directed religious groups, leaders of the churches to ensure that worshippers comply with the standard protocols of Covid-19 which includes wearing of face masks to church, use of hand sanitizers, social distancing and regular washing of hands, warning that there should be no crusades and vigils for the time being.
Governor Obiano advised Ndi Anambra to contact the Anambra State Public Health Emergency Operation Center (PHEOC) immediately they feel unwell.
The State Chief Executive expressed gratitude to Ndi Anambra for theirdonations both to the State and to the various Communities, adding that government shall keep updating the list of donors.
Governor Obiano appreciated Healthcare Workers, the entire Ndi Anambra, for their various contributions to the success so far in keeping the pandemic at bay.

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