Coronavirus: Three test positive as woman dies in Akwa Ibom

Coronavirus: Three test positive as woman dies in Akwa Ibom

- Akwa Ibom state has recorded three more cases of the COVID-19 taking the number of active cases of coronavirus in the state to six

- The governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel made the disclosure in Uyo when briefing reporters about the infection in the state

- Emmanuel also disclosed that a 68-year-old woman in the state died of the virus, thereby taking the COVID-19 death toll in the state to two

Akwa Ibom state has recorded three more cases of the COVID-19 taking the number of active cases of coronavirus in the state to six.

The governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel made the disclosure on Thursday, April 30, in Uyo when briefing reporters about the infection in the state.

Coronavirus: Three test positive as 68-year-old woman dies in Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel says there are six active COVID-19 cases in Akwa Ibom. Photo credits: Akahi News
Source: UGC

Emmanuel also disclosed that a 68-year-old woman in the state has died of the virus, thereby taking the COVID-19 death toll to two in the state.

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He said the late patient was being managed at the isolation centre in the Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uyo.

Meanwhile, the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed on Wednesday, April 29, said he has authorized the use of chloroquine as a medication to treat coronavirus.

The governor while providing an update on COVID-19 in the state, at the Government House, said he was treated with “chloroquine and Zithromax” as the index case in the state.

Mohammed noted that he would take responsibility for any consequences of approving the drug because he doesn't want anyone to die.

The Bauchi state governor noted that Nigerians are used to taking chloroquine and they are going to use them. Mohammed added that the reason Bauchi has not recorded any death is because of use of the drugs.

In another news, Professor Ango Abdullahi, the convener of the Northern EldersForum (NEF) has claimed that some state governments are inflating their number of coronavirus cases in hope of getting grants from the federal government.

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Abdullahi alleged that there are state governors in the country who are playing politics with the spread of the pandemic in order to get financial aids from international donors, The Nigerian Tribune reports.

The professor said that what Nigeria needs especially at a time like this are transparency and professionalism in the fight against the pandemic.

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