Three persons infested with the new Delta variant of Covid-19 pandemic have died in Akwa Ibom State, the State government has announced.
While 153 others have remained infested with the virus.
Recall that the ravaging effect of the new wave has in the past two weeks moved the number of infected persons in the state from five to 156 even as three have died.
The Secretary to State Government and Chairman, Akwa Ibom State COVID-19 Committee, Emmanuel Ekuwem who disclosed this on Thursday, July 22, 2021 during a press briefing in Uyo, the state capital called on all citizens of the state to obey all Covid-19 guidelines and protocols earlier prescribed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
Emmanuel however stated that all Covid-19 monitoring mechanisms have been reactivated to ensure strict compliance with guidelines and protocols by the people to assist the state combat the new wave.
The statement noted that the state government has urged the citizens to ensure social distancing in public gatherings and the wearing of face masks.
The statement read in parts, “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.