Husband, wife test positive for COVID-19 in Ebonyi; number of cases rise to 7

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ABAKALIKI – A 26-year-old man and his 19-year-old wife in Ebonyi State have tested positive for Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to seven.

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The man and wife who are indigenes of Ezza Inyimagu in Ekwulegu community, Izzi Local Government Area of the state, are traders in Oji-River Enugu State and came into the state where their samples were collected and they tested positive of the virus.

Governor Dave Umahi announced this Friday evening in Abakaliki.

He called on the people of the state to remain calm and be vigilant and ensure they dictate anybody trying to sneak into the state to enable such a person to be taking to isolation centre in the state for necessary action.

Umahi said: “Man and wife has tested positive of coronavirus pandemic. The man is 26 years old while the wife is 19 years old and they are from Ezza Inyimagu in Ekwulegu community in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

“They reside at Oji-River Enugu State both as traders. The man sells phone accessories, they were brought to Abakaliki Township Stadium on Tuesday the 5th of May 2020. Their samples were collected and tested and the result came out today to be positive.

“They have been moved to the treatment centre but no cause for alarm, we are on top of the situation. All we ask Ebonyians is to do everything possible to dictate any of our brothers and sisters outside that are sneaking into the state so that we can bring them to the isolation centres and do the needful.

“COVID-19 is not a death sentence but they need to be attended to on time. I want to all the people who are very much committed to this assignment and I want to say with gratitude to God that the strategies God gave to us is very unique and God has been quite merciful to us.

“By this evening, we will know the number of those who are on treatment that would have tested negative. So, we will subject them to another two sets of tests and if they consistently test negative, then by next week those of them will be discharged accordingly.”


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