Delta State government has disclosed that only 13 persons are still under observation in the state, to determine whether they have lassa fever or not. A statement signed by the state commissioner for information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said that the 13 persons will be closely monitored for one more week.
According to the statement, out of 55 contacts in the state, 32 have been declared free of the disease.
Mr. Ukah stated that the sensitisation and advocacy to local government areas, Primary Health Care centres, schools, market places, among others, will not just continue, but will be intensified to achieve the desired result.
He advised all persons living in the state to keep their environment clean and cultivate appropriate sanitary behaviours.
Meanwhile, the Delta State government has approved the contract for the construction of Issele-Uku/Onicha-Uku/Ugbodu/Nkwu-Nzu/Obomkpa/Idumu-Ogo roads in Aniocha North local government area of the state.
The state commissioner for information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, who disclosed this after the state executive council meeting in Asaba on Thursday, disclosed that the first phase of the project will be the completion of the 6.65 km length from Idumu-Ogo to Obomkpa.
The information commissioner said that the approval of the contract was in line with the determination of the state government to link rural communities to the urban centers.
In another development, barely three months after a pipeline eruption and fire outbreak in Idheze community of Isoko, another pipeline has erupted resulting in a fire outbreak in Oleh, Isoko South local government headquarters.