Ifeajika called on residents of the state to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols as anyone, irrespective of status, could contract the virus.
“Let me advise all Deltans to, as a matter of top priority, always obey the COVID-19 protocols, which have been in public domain, so as to curb further spread of the pandemic.
“The fresh cases in our hands in Delta further testifies to the fact that COVID-19 is not a scam. It is real and people should take the issues of the virus and personal hygiene seriously.
“COVID-19 is not a death sentence; so, when you begin to feel unwell, reach out to approved government hospitals for appropriate tests to be carried out.
“We can save ourselves and others from this virus if we obey all the protocols of wearing face masks, regular washing of hands in running water, use of alcohol-based sanitisers and maintaining physical-distancing while congregating in any form.
“All our hospitals and isolation centres across the state are on 24 hours alert to receive any case(s) of the Coronavirus or other health challenges,” he stated.
Following the infection of the Secretary to the Delta State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, with the coronavirus, the state government has embarked on the fumigation of his office to make it safe for normal activities.
The exercise was conducted by the state Ministry of Health.
Health Commissioner, Dr. Mordi Ononye, who was on hand to supervise the exercise, said full operations would resume in the office after a two – week quarantine period during which contact tracing would be done within the office to ascertain the status of the workers.
Dr Ononye said government was on top of the situation, disclosing that the state had the needed capacity to test and treat COVID – 19 cases.
He said the SSG and the Information Commissioner were in stable conditions and responding to treatment.
At the Ministry of Information, the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Paul Osahor, told our reporter that arrangements had been concluded by the Ministry of Health to decontaminate the office.
The PS said the office would be closed for two weeks thereafter for proper contact tracing and isolation, where necessary.