COVID-19: EBONYI STATE GOVT TO FUMIGATE PUBLIC PLACES, PLANS OTHER MEASURES

Reporter : AMECHI ODO

Ebonyi State Government is to recommence the fumigation of public places from Wednesday January 13, 2021.

This is part of efforts to curb the spread of second wave of COVID-19 in the area.

A statement by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike, explains that places to be fumigated include Government Houses, EXCO
Chambers, Judiciary premises, Centenary Secretariate, Security
Agencies Quarters, Legislative premises and Markets.

It further stated that the affected places would be closed for three days except markets, which would be fumigated on the 15th
and 17th of January 2021.

It noted that Government had increased its testing capacity and appealed
to anyone who had any sign of COVID-19 or Malaria to report to Ae-FETHA II or Onicha General Hospital for testing.

The Government further directed that from the January 21, 2021 burials and public gathering except Markets and Religious Centers would be limited to not more than fifty persons while face masks must be worn in line with COVID-19 protocol.

It called on Religious leaders to limit hours of service to not more than two hours and ensure that the faithful wore face masks and observe other COVID-19
protoceratops .

The statement warned private hospitals in Ebonyi State not to conduct test or treat COVID-19 patients as Government had enough facilities to offer such services to her citizens free of charge.

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