Ebonyi state governor has told those residing in and outside the state to expect total lockdown if COVID-19 cases recorded in the state continues to increase.
He announced that the State has recorded additional four cases making it a total of 13 cases, while two have been successfully treated and discharged.
Reiterating that most of those that tested positive are mobile phones accessories sellers in Lagos.
Umahi said that the next lockdown will be by general consensus with the general public. “We have to lockdown and defeat this monster called COVID-19″ he appealed.
However, Izzi local government area is topping the list as it has 7 cases Out of the 13, while the fourth case from Ohaozara local government area has also been discharged.
The governor stated: ”Cases include an index case who returned from Ondo State, Southwest, Nigeria, he is from Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State.
“The second person, from Izzi, returned from Delta State.
” The third case is also from Izzi who returned from Delta State.
“The fourth case, who is from Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State is said to have returned from Enugu State.
” Meanwhile, the 5th case, from Izzi LGA Ebonyi State returned from Imo State.
“In the same vein, the 6, 7, and 8 cases are a father, mother, and son, from Izzi.
“The 9th case returned from Oyo State. The 10th case is a native of Ezza North.
“The 11th case is from Izzi who came back from Delta State. The twelfth case is from Izzi who came back from Delta State.
” The 13th case is from Ohaozara LGA who recently returned from Lagos State’.
Umahi noted that the patients when fully recovered would be reintegrated into the society, stressing that the State’s Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources will see how to create agriprenuerial facilities for them.
He charged people to be responsible for taking proactive measures to stay safe. ”The reason is that all the cases we have had, they don’t show any symptoms of the disease at all”, he added