BREAKINH: 3 Die Of New Delta Variant Of Covid In Akwa Ibom

BREAKINH: 3 Die Of New Delta Variant Of Covid In Akwa Ibom

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on July 22, 2021
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Medics work at the coronavirus isolation centre at the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, March 6, 2020. | Fred Mutune/Xinhua

Three persons have died of the new Delta variant of Covid-19 in Akwa Ibom State.

Akwa Ibom is currently facing a fresh wave of the coronavirus pandemic with new confirmed cases of infections rising from 5 to 156 in two weeks.

The Secretary to the State Government, SSG, and chairman, Akwa Ibom State Covid-19 Committee, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem on Thursday, July 22, 2021, called on all citizens of the state to obey all Covid-19 guidelines and protocols.

He declared that all Covid-19 monitoring mechanisms have been reactivated to ensure strict compliance with guidelines and protocols, to assist the state government combat the new wave.

Ekuwem said; “Social distancing in tricycles and in mini-buses and wearing of face masks are to be strictly complied with.

“Religious houses (churches and mosques) should run at half capacity and services should last not more than one (1) hour.

“Hotels, sit-outs, clubs, schools, transport companies, supermarkets, Banks, pharmacies should all ensure compliance with all COVID-19 preventive measures in their facilities.

“Report any suspicious symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty in breathing and body pains and weakness to the nearest COVID-19 facility or use the following help lines 08000275664, 08189411111.”

He assured that the state molecular laboratories were fully functional, calling on residents to make use of the facility by carrying out tests for COVID-19.

“We ask you to avail yourself of this facility for your COVID-19 tests. Government shall continue to monitor the trends in the disease and take actions as may be necessary from time to time,” he added.


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