- Anambra state has rubbished the report of COVID-19 at the government house
- The media report raising the COVID scare was described as "trash and cheap blackmail"
- Governor Willie Obiano's CoS Primus Odili assured that his principal is "100% fine and going about his administrative duties"
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Anambra government on Thursday, January 14, dismissed the claim that the wife of the state governor Willie Obiano and other top members of the cabinet have contracted COVID-19.
Primus Odili, chief of staff to the Anambra state governor, made this disclosure, in what sent a sigh of relief amid panic over the possible spread of the virus at the government house.
Odili described as "trash and cheap blackmail" the viral media report that the wife of Governor Obiano and some cabinet members have contracted the deadly virus.
He also stressed that the governor "is 100% fine and going about his administrative duties diligently" as he enforces the compulsory use of facemask, The Punch reports.
According to him, the report that there is COVID-19 scare at government house is "height of mischief obviously driven by envy and jealousy."
"This is certainly the season of trash and cheap blackmail against perceived opponents, with the majority of them not worthy of any response.
“However, the recent viral post that there has been a coronavirus scare in the government house is not only infantile but the height of mischief, obviously driven by envy and jealousy.
“For the records, there’s no such scare in government house; least of all, it’s being triggered by the wife of the COS. The Governor is 100% fine and going about his administrative duties diligently while observing the world recommended wearing of face mask, sanitizing and social distancing
“The post is, therefore, part of the evil machinations of those, who, for reasons best known to them, are envious and jealous of the young man, Primus, his track records and his wife, whose only offense is that she visits her husband from time to time from America."
Anambra has 433 cases of COVID-19, standing 30th on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) log as of the press time.
Meanwhile, Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos commissioner for health, has said that there is an increase in the number of coronavirus patients having breathing difficulties in the state.
He said the state government has activated an Oxygen Plant within the premises of the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Yaba, to provide swift support to COVID-19 patients who require oxygen therapy.
The commissioner, who activated the plant, noted that the increased demand for oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients in the second wave of the pandemic necessitated the activation of oxygen generation capacity in the state.
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