Anambra records fresh COVID-19 case


Anambra State has recorded a fresh case of COVID-19, according to Governor Willie Obiano.

The governor said in a statewide broadcast on Thursday in the state capital, Awka, that the patient returned from a short business trip to Kano on May 6 when he began to exhibit symptoms.

The governor said the patient is receiving attention at a Protective Care Centre while his residence has been sealed off.

Also, contact tracing had commenced to minimise the impact of community transmission.

Obiano lamented that the state government’s liberal posture on movement had been abused and therefore ordered the enforcement of the presidential nationwide curfew from 8pm to 6am daily.

He said the state government had noticed the indiscriminate movement not youths in large numbers across the country and vowed that such would not be tolerated in the state.

So far, Anambra has had only one case of COVID-19 infection which was speedily attended to and the patient was discharged.

Thirty-six other persons who had contact with him were declared negative after tests were conducted on them.

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