27th August, 2021
By Chukwuemeka Opara
Ebonyi Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike has declared that the state does not have any case of cholera, Lassa fever or COVID-19 at present.
He made the declaration on Friday while briefing newsmen on the ministry’s enlightenment campaign that individuals who took the first jab of the vaccine should take the second.
The commissioner said that the state was still conducting tests for the disease but had not recorded any positive case at present.
“There is also no present case of cholera or Lassa fever in the state as our ultra-modern isolation centre has no patient on admission.
“However, we are presently emphasising on risk communication among the citizens and enjoining them to continue adhering to all COVID-19 protocols.
“People should visit the health centres nearest to them to be vaccinated without any cost”.
“We concentrated on health workers, elderly people above 60 years and some strategic leaders in the first phase but we are presently vaccinating anyone above 18 years of age,” he said.