THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday, stormed Ebonyi State Government House as the governor, David Umahi, announced that members of his cabinet tested positive for COVID-19 which the total case rises to 75
Meanwhile, as a result of the development,the governor ordered immediate shutdown of government house offices for seven days to checkmate the spread of the virus.
It was gathered that the NCDC came in with several ambulances and evacuated some patients that were already hospitalised at the clinic.
The governor had in a statement, through the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, called for the intervention of the NCDC and tasked them to commence tracing of persons who had contact with the COVID-19 cases.
According to him, “the governor is disturbed about the way and manner some State Executive Council members were infected, although they are also in stable conditions.
“In order to ensure effective contact tracing, he has directed that all Government offices be closed. We have entered into another phase of spread of COVID-19 called community transmissions.
The governor further tasked the NCDC team to immediately fumigate all government offices including his own office at both the old and new government houses to avert the spread of the virus in the state.
Umahi further directed all exco members and other appointees, as well as civil servants working in the Ministries of Finance and Budget to proceed immediately on self-isolation and must present themselves to the NCDC for testing.