Umahi shuts hospital for treating COVID-19 patient in Ebonyi

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has ordered immediate shut down of a private hospital that treated the first Covid-19 fatality in Ebonyi State.

The governor gave the order in a meeting with frontline health workers and team from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abakaliki.

A statement by his media aide, Francis Nwaze, said the governor also revoked the certificate of occupancy of the hospital.
He debunked reports that the COVID-19 patient who died in the state was a judicial official.
The governor noted that no staff of the Judiciary died in the state as a result of COVID-19 infection.

The statement quoted the governor as informing two more testing centres to be added to the Virology Centre at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital.

According to the governor, the two new testing centres will be built at Onicha and Ishielu councils.

This, Umahi said, would mean that all the three senatorial zones in the state would have a centre each, thereby, making testing of suspected cases easier and faster across the state.

Ebonyi State has recorded 230 cases, according to latest data from NCDC.

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