A’Ibom registers 14 cases of COVID-19 and begins contact tracing

At least 14 people have been infected with COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom state amid the resurgence of the pandemic which is rapidly spreading across the country, state health commissioner Professor Augustine has said. Umoh.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Umoh said those affected have been quarantined at home while contact tracing of their household members and other associates is ongoing.

He said: “As I speak, the 14 cases we currently have are in isolation and under home surveillance. The contact tracing process started again for those we could select, those who are positive for management, follow-up and monitoring.

“We have approximately 14 active cases in the state. So this is something that we have brought to the attention of all Akwa Ibom residents for them to be prepared.

“We are not surprised. What is important now is that we return to the old rhythm which helped us reduce the number of patients.

The commissioner reminded state residents to observe COVID-19 protocols by washing their hands regularly and observing social distancing, use of face masks and hand sanitizers.

He said his ministry has started another public education campaign to raise awareness about the mode of transmission of the disease which has not changed.

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