COVID-19: Bayelsa records 7 recoveries, as state govt. urges residents to observe NCDC guidelines – By Chukwudi Ejimofor


Bayelsa Governor Duoye Diri

Seven persons who tested positive from COVID-19, in Bayelsa state,  have been discharged from the state’s treatment centres,  after full recovery, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Orientation, Freston Akpor, said on Monday in Yenagoa.

He said that the recoveries were reported within the past four days, noting that the feat was due to the dedication of the front- line health officials managing the cases.

Akpor described the drop of active cases to three as heart-warming, and called for concerted efforts by the people to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“Five of them were discharged on Sunday and one on Saturday from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa treatment centre. 

“One was also discharged on Friday from the Niger Delta Teaching Hospital (NDUTH) Okolobiri treatment centre.

“There are currently three (3) active cases at the treatment centres, and they are responding to treatment.

 “All the frontline teams at the two treatment centres in the state are being commended for their steadfastness.

 “We thank the contact teams and all medical professionals for demonstrating commitment and professionalism in efforts at managing the sick and defeating the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The people of Bayelsa and residents are advised to continue to observe all public health advisories and stay safe,” Akpor said.

It will be recalled that the main isolation centre was expanded to over 100 beds through the donation of 100 beds, medical equipment, and protective equipment by the private sector funded Coalition Against COVID-19 (CA-COVID) led by Dangote Group and Access Bank.


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