Anambra COVID-19 index case discharged, 36 contacts awaiting result
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Anambra COVID-19 index case discharged, 36 contacts awaiting result

The COVID-19 index case in Anambra State has been released, after a second test of the disease returned negative.

Governor Willie Obiano who stated this in a statewide broadcast said he directed the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala to discharge him after the result of the second test came out negative.

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The Governor said 36 samples collected from Contacts of the index case, who were being quarantined have been submitted for testing.

“We hope that they come out negative, and we promise to keep updating ndi Anambra with the progress,” the governor said.

With the discharge of the state’s index case, Anambra holds the current record of having treated a COVID-19 case in the shortest possible time, after doing so in less than a week.

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The governor speaking during the broadcast reiterated that boundaries in the State remain closed.

He added, “It is now mandatory for anybody walking on the streets of Anambra State to wear masks. We need collaborative efforts in the fight against the pandemic.”

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