Covid 19: NCDC applauds Ebonyi for being proactive.

By Mbam Ogodo, Abakaliki
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The approach introduced by Ebonyi state in limiting the spread of COVID 19, where borders are closed with adequate compliance to precautionary measures and economic activities within the state were not allowed to suffer unduly has been described as a model to other states.

The technical team of Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) made this commendation when they paid a courtesy visit to the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation and Ag Commissioner Human Capital Development and Monitoring in his office.

The team which further commended the state government for the comprehensive preventive approach it adopted to contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the state described Governor David Umahi as a proactive leader who is passionate about the safety and security of his people.

It said they were drafted to Ebonyi State on the 28th of April 2020 after Ebonyi State had recorded it's first case and noted that the first to fifth case already recorded in Ebonyi State were all cases of persons who entered from the epicentre states and who were on transit to Ebonyi State when the state task force intercepted them at the borders.

It announced that no case of community transmission has been recorded and even physical contact while in Ebonyi State was very minimal. 'That's the way to go', they maintained

Reacting, Commissioner for Information and state Orientation, Bar. Orji Uchenna Orji thanked the DG of NCDC and the entire COVID-19 Presidential Task Force for their wonderful initiatives that have contained the wild escalation of the virus.

He expressed hope that the approach adopted by the State Government would make a great difference.