The Ebonyi State Government revealed that the state has no reported cases of Covid-19 presently, as Nigeria enters another week of its 3rd wave. They added that there is also no case of cholera in the state which has killed many in other parts of the country since February.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike Umezurike on Friday, in Abakaliki while in a meeting with newsmen, outlining the state’s enlightenment campaign, appealing for individuals who took the first jab of the vaccine to take the second.
“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,” he said, citing that the state government was “presently emphasising on risk communication among the citizens and enjoining them to continue adhering to all COVID-19 protocols.”
He urged residents to visit the health centres nearest to them to be vaccinated without any cost, citing that the state government secured an initial 46,090 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and had provided the same dosage for the second phase.
“We procured a combination of AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines for the second stage and therefore have enough vaccines for the citizens.
“We still procured the AstraZeneca vaccine in this second phase because the number of those who took the first jab of the vaccine and have defaulted in taking the second jab was high.
“We have intensified efforts to track these defaulters but still appeal to them to present themselves for the second jab,” he said.
What you should know
Recall Nairametrics reported that the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) revealed that Nigeria had recorded 1,178 deaths from Cholera in 37,819 suspected cases in 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory as of August 14.
Earlier this week, the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA boss, Dr Faisal Shuaib revealed at a media briefing on the progress of phase 2 Covid-19 vaccinations held in Abuja on Tuesday, that the second phase of Nigeria’s covid vaccination scheme will commence on the 25th of August till the 5th of September.