The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Deacon Udom Emmanuel says nearly N1 billion has been spent so far in the management of COVID-19.
He made the disclosure on Monday, April 27, in a special live broadcast to give an update on the recent happenings concerning the Coronavirus.
Akwa Ibom State has recorded 12 COVID-19 cases since April 1, 1 patient has died, 8 have tested negative, while 3 are still being treated at the Ibom Multi-Specialty hospital.
Udom said his administration has committed huge resources in making sure that everything needed to curb the spread of the virus is in place.
The Governor said that the N1 billion has been spent on procuring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the building of 300-bed isolation centers, and the buying of consumables.
He said that Akwa Ibom State has not gotten anything from the Federal Government apart from 1800 bags of rice which are not good for consumption. Dont Miss This:‘I don’t have Gonorrhea or any STD, Cletus is sent to blackmail me’ – Pst. Mrs. Veronica
On the COVID-19 data, the governor disclosed that samples for the tests were sent four times. He said the first 5 samples yielded no positive results. The second batch of samples was 17, and 5 came out positive.
In the third batch, 16 samples were sent to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and only 1 came out positive, while in the fourth batch, 31 samples were sent, and 1 result was positive.
The Governor noted that as at today, April 27, only 3 active cases are currently being managed. He said that the patients were doing well and showing no symptoms.
Source: Ernest E. Akpan
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