By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State Government has said that the new Delta Variant of COVID-19 pandemic has killed three persons out of the 156 new positive cases discovered in the state in the last two weeks.
Briefing newsmen in Uyo, the state capital on Thursday, the Secretary to State Government and Chairman of the State COVID-19 Committee, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem called on all citizens of the state to obey all COVID-19 guidelines and protocols earlier enunciated
While declaring that all COVID-19 monitoring mechanisms have been reactivated to ensure strict compliance with guidelines and protocols, to assist the state combat the new wave, the state government also advised citizens to ensure that;
“Social distancing in tricycles and in Mini-buses and wearing of face masks are to be strictly complied with.
“Religious houses (churches and mosques) should run at half capacity and services should last not more than one (1) hour.
“Hotels, sit-outs, clubs, schools, transport companies, supermarkets, Banks, pharmacies should all ensure compliance with all Covid-19 preventive measures in their facilities.
“Report any suspicious symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty in breathing and body pains and weakness to the nearest COVID-19 facility or use the following help lines 08000275664, 08189411111”
He assured that the State molecular laboratories are fully functional and tests for covid-19 are being done regularly.
“We ask you to avail yourself of this facility for your Covid-19 tests. Government shall continue to monitor the trends in the disease and take actions as may be necessary from time to time”. he said