SOME top officials of Ebonyi State Government have tested positive to COVID-19.
The state government had on Thursday expressed worry over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state, which it said has risen to 75 out of the over 3,000 sample tests conducted.
The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, stated that 26 COVID-19 cases has been treated and discharged, while 49 cases are still receiving treatment.
Orji who spoke through a statement issued in Abakaliki, hinted that some Executive Council members had contracted the virus but did not reveal their names. According to him, the cabinet members, who tested positive are currently receiving treatment and in stable condition.
Further, Orji said in order to ensure effective contact tracing, the state governor, Dr Umahi has directed that all government offices be shut down from Thursday, June 4, 2020 and resume on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
“All civil servants shall work from their respective homes within this period, but shall leave their phones open to respond to official imperatives. In view of this development, the state governor passionately appeals to all sons and daughters of Ebonyi State, who are living outside the shores of the state to avoid the risk of returning to the state, as records have shown that the positive cases hitherto recorded in the state were those who returned from the epicentre states, the statement read.