COVID-19: Anambra contact cases rise to 39
Dr Vincent Okpala, Commissioner for Health in Anambra says 39 contact cases in relation to the index case in the state has been established.
Okpala told newsmen in Awka on Thursday that the government was in contact with the individuals including three who were out of the state.
He said the index case patient was stable and was making progress and had been helping the government with useful information on how to reach those who had contacts with him.
“As at Wednesday night, we had 39 contacts out of which three are not resident in Anambra, we are taking care of the ones here and we have contacted the states where others are staying to follow them up.
“We have made contacts with the ones here and are following them up on daily basis, some of them are quarantined in the various protective care centres, others are on self quarantine but we are monitoring them.
“Government has not divulged the identity of any patient, it is our ethical responsibility to protect the identity of these people including the index case and the hospitals.
The important thing is that the index case is stable and the hospitals have been decontaminated, while the contract tracing is on going, “ he said.