- The Enugu state government has disclosed that a nine-year-old has contracted COVID-19 in the state
- The state commissioner for health, Obi Ikechukwu, said the patients had contact with the fourth case reported in the state
- Ikechukwu stated that the child has been moved to an isolation centre
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A nine-year-old has tested positive for COVID-19 in Enugu, the state commissioner for Health, Obi Ikechukwu, has disclosed.
The commissioner said the new case takes the total number of infections reported in Enugu now to nine, Channels TV reports.
He said the patients had contact with the fourth case reported in the state.
The commissioner noted that the child had been moved to an isolation centre, while contact tracing had begun.
He stated that the state government had promptly decontaminated the patient’s home and urged the residents to stay at home but only go out when it was absolutely necessary.
Meanwhile, following reports of almajiris trying to find new havens in the south, the Enugu state government on Thursday, May 7, intercepted and turned back nine busloads of conveying the pupils after a failed attempt to sneak them in.
According to The Guardian, about three hundred of the pupils around the Enugu-Benue boundaries were stopped by security operatives alongside council chairmen and youths.
However, the Enugu State government in a statement on Thursday, revealed that similar operations were ongoing at the Enugu-Abia boundary and Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway to prevent infiltration and enforce the ban on interstate transport.
Solomon Onah, the Chairman of Udenu Council, however, said the local administration was fully mobilized and working round the clock to ensure that the restrictions are obeyed.
In another report, Nigerians stranded in the United Kingdom due to the coronavirus lockdown have been repatriated back home.
The Nigerian returnees, whose plane arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 13:45 pm on Friday, May 8, will, however, be lifted to Abuja.
Legit.ng gathers that it is there they will be quarantined for 14 days in accordance with the protocols of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
After the completion of their isolation period, they will then be allowed to leave for their destinations while those who exhibit traces of Covid-19 symptoms will be subjected to test and treatment.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NDC), made this known through a series of tweets on her verified Twitter handle on Friday.
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