Prof Princewill Chike, Rivers State Commissioner for Health had disclosed on Tuesday that Rivers State records the second COVID-19 patients who returns from UK. Prof Chike emphasized that the victim is a 62 years retiree from UK who came back on March 21 but spent a month at the Lagos International Airport where a flu-like symptom was developed.
According to the Health Commissioner, the victim was quarantined since his arrival from UK on a self-isolation. Samples were collected from the victim in accordance to NCDC directives, after which the victim tests positive to the virus.
“He is presently at isolation and treatment centre at Eleme, in Eleme local government area ,which has a 30-bed space capacity,” Prof Chike Princewill said.
He also noted that “the risk communications will continue though the treatment Centre is active, noting that the state has 35 persons under medical surveillance and close monitoring who returned from abroad not too long ago”.
Prof. Chike called on the residents to make COVID-19 insignificant through observing social distancing, which is key to escaping the infection and to also avoid crowded places.