The Akwa Ibom Government says 52 persons with active cases of coronavirus are currently in isolation centres in the state.
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Secretary to the State Government, who stated this Tuesday in Uyo, said the state recorded 176 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Ekuwem who is Chairman of the COVID-19 Committee 121 were discharged and three deaths recorded in the state, noting that the state government was committed to ensuring that the spread of coronavirus was curtailed.
He observed that the state government had carried out sensitisation campaigns on safety measures and protocols to contain the virus to the grassroots. The SSG noted that the government had tasked the 31 local government council chairmen to ensure total compliance to the COVID-19 protocols in their areas.
The SSG said that the COVID-19 committee had met leaders of trade associations in the state to impress on their members that wearing face mask was compulsory, especially in the market for sellers and buyers.
He added that “as a way of ensuring that the message of COVID-19 gets to the grassroots, we met with all the 31 local government chairmen.
“We impressed it on them the need to intensify and enforce the social distancing requirements, practice the guidelines and safety protocols that have been put in place by the state government, NCDC and WHO.
“Let me reiterate that citizens and residents in the state are expected to comply with all guidelines – frequent washing of hands with soap and clean water or use alcohol-based sanitizer, maintaining social distance, use a face mask in public, avoid crowded areas and ensure respiratory hygiene. For the avoidance of doubt, curfew in Akwa Ibom begins from 8 p.m. till 6 a.m.”