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Ebonyi State Has Recorded The 3rd  Index Case Of  Covid 19.

By Mbam Ogodo, Abakaliki
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Ebonyi state Governor, Chief David Umahi who confirmed this in a statewide broadcast said that the patient is a 25 year old Man by name Mr. Emeka Nwite who hails from Odoke in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state.

The Governor said that Mr. Emeka resides at Santana Area in Lagos and sells telephone accessories at Ojo in Lagos.

The patient was said to have boarded a vehicle from Lagos to Benin on Friday 24/4/2020 and on getting to Benin, he boarded another Vehicle to Asaba and thereafter from Asaba to Onitsha before getting to Ebonyi State.

Governor Umahi stated that the patient was heading to Ogbala Ishieke from Enugu before he was apprehended by the COVID 19 Task Force in Ebonyi LGA .

According to the Governor, He was sent for Laboratory Test and the result came out positive adding that all the 4-close contacts tested negative but are currently on strict Isolation.

He further stated that the patient has also been taken to the Isolation center where he is being quarantined adding that treatment has also commenced on him at the Centre.

The Governor further emphasized the need for the people to cover their faces with facemasks and double their efforts at border area.