Gov. Obiano: Concerned about safety and health of Ndi Anambra
Amid the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Anambra state government has advised its citizens not to travel to the city of Wuhan, China, for now, despite its allure as an industrial and transportation hub.
In a statement yesterday by C. Don Adinuba, Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, the government warned that any Anambra entrepreneur or traveler who had been to Wuhan in central China in the past three weeks should report to the state Ministry of Health, Awka, for medical examination.
According to Adinuba, “our screening facilities are available free-of-charge for all who feel somewhat endangered by the new highly contagious disease.”
The statement reads in part: “The Coronavirus pandemic may have started in Wuhan, China, but it is a clear and present danger to the international community, including Anambra State.
“Therefore, the Anambra State government has decidedto issue this advisory to its people, fully aware of our reputation as easily the most travelled Nigerians, if not Africans.
“The Anambra state government notes that the coronavirus has been confirmed to have spread to 16 countries in Asia, North America and Asia. It may have well have reached Cote d’Ivoire.
“In view of this development, the Government advises those who travel abroad to maintain high hygienic standards by, among other things, washing their hands regularly.
“They should, in addition, maintain minimum physical contact with people they meet.
“The safety and comfort of every Anambra person, whether at home or abroad, will remain on the priority list of the Governor Willie Obiano’s administration.”