Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has warned that the government will not condone any attempt to undermine its efforts at checking the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
Ikpeazu stated this on Tuesday while speaking to newsmen against the report of two confirmed COVID-19 index cases in the state on Monday at Government House, Umuahia, the state capital.
“With these index cases, it has become clear to all that COVID-19 is real and here. As a government, we will not leave any stone unturned in checking its spread in the state,” the governor added.
He said to this end the government has established two mobile courts in the capital and Aba to try those who failed to wear face masks in public and violators of its lockdown order of the state.
Furthermore, he explained that the government has equipped the Police, the Ministry of Homeland Security, and Abia State Vigilance Group (ASVG) for the campaign against the global pandemic.
According to him, the government has ordered the shot-down of the hospital where the two patients were initially treated and to support the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) where they were later admitted.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the government has commenced tracing those who had come in contact recently with the patients-a man and a woman aged 70 and 72 respectively.