As part of efforts to check the spread of the Corona-virus, the Akwa Ibom State government said it has distributed Personal Protective Equipment to all health facilities across the state.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dominic Ukpong, who made this known in a statement explained that the government has also begun the screening of passengers at the Victor Attah International Airport in Uyo.
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Ukpong, who emphasized the need for proper hygiene, thorough washing of the hands with soap and running water as well as the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, said a meeting had been scheduled with the committee on health in the State House of Assembly, representatives of the World Health Organisation and other key
He said that in a bid to strengthen and sustain screening of passengers at the Victor Attah International Airport, the ministry of health has scheduled a training meeting with the staff and management of the airport and airlines operating with the state. partners.
He urged all residents in the state not to panic as the state government has beefed up the preparedness capabilities since the time the first confirmation of the case in China”, adding that it would use all the resources available at the disposal of the ministry of health to ensure that COVID-19 is prevented in the state.
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