Two elderly test positive for coronavirus in Abia State

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Abia state said the two confirmed coronavirus cases are two elderly persons from Ukwa in Umuahia LGA.

The Commissioner for Information, Chief Okiyi Kalu, announced this on Monday in a statement entitled “COVID-19 Update: We have Two Confirmed Cases in Abia.”

“We have received the report of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Abia this evening from NCDC.

“Both patients are advanced in age but currently stable at an isolation centre in our state.”


He said that government had deployed ventilators to the isolation centre “in readiness for their use, if eventually required to nurse them back to good health.

The commissioner expressed the fear that there could have been community transmission.

He strongly advised all those who might have come in contact with the two individuals to immediately call the emergency number: 0700 2242 362.

“Our well-trained medical personnel are offering all necessary support and we hope and pray the patients survive this ailment.



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