COVID 19: Four New Cases In Bayelsa Came From Index Case -Govt
John ODHE, Yenagoa
The new four cases of coronavirus in Bayelsa state are close relatives of the index case that was confirmed by the Nigerian Centre for Decease Control (NCDC) on April 27.
This was revealed on Friday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Inodu Apoku, while giving an update on the Covid-19 in the state.
Apoku said the state government had implored the citizens not to panic as it assured that it would continue to provide updates and guidance.
The permanent secretary, who is the co-chairman of the state’ s COVID 19 task force committee assured that the state was going to implement all the necessary measures to ensure public health and safety.
He maintained that the public emergency operations centre and the state COVID-19 task force will remain on response mode, doing their best to contain and mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
Stating that all the four confirmed cases have been evacuated to the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital isolation center for further management, the permanent secretary maintained that “there is need to reemphasize that public vigilance is important while asking that patients should confide in their physicians the true case history of their health.
“We have also commenced active health facility case search for any case of severe acute respiratory infection in our hospitals in order to have a sentinel insight into the important and possible community transmission of COVID 19.”
He advised that any person that feels unwell with symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing should stay at home and notify the relevant authorities immediately.