Three year-old baby tested positive for Coronavirus in Imo State is now at the Isolation Centre where he’s receiving treatment, the Chairman Task Force on COVID-19 Prof. Maurice Iwu has stated.
He stated the child is a member of a family of 4, where three other members have additionally tested positive.
Iwu, who spoke with reporters yesterday additionally urged all residents to come out en masse for the COVID-19 test to determine their status.
He stated the Task Force is focusing on 100 individuals daily within the state as part of efforts to contain the unfold of coronavirus.
Prof. Iwu stated 25 of these declared positive for the disease usually are not from the state.
Iwu stated seven of the cases are active, three are from a family of 4, where the three-year-old tested positive and all at the moment are at Isolation Centre for treatment.
He stated contact tracing of other individuals who tested positive is ongoing and advised on the necessity for individuals to willingly submit themselves for testing.
Iwu stated there may be need for daily testing of individuals and that the Committee is focusing on 100 individuals daily and encouraged Imo people to make themselves available for the testing.
He stated the virus is real though sometimes a carrier may not be sick. He additionally encouraged anyone tested positive to not see it as death sentence but isolate himself/herself from others so as to not spread it.
The Chairman harped on the need for adherence to the national preventive guidelines of regular hand washing, sanitizing, wearing of face masks and social distancing, which he emphasized, will free us from contacting the disease.
Prof. Iwu expressed gratitude to the Imo State Traditional Rulers and Town Union Leaders on their efforts in safeguarding the boundaries by engaging community security agencies in all their communities and checkpoints and pleaded with them to continue in the fight as it isn’t over yet.