Highlights Of The Special Broadcast on Covid-19 By The Governor of Anambra State

Highlights Of The Special Broadcast on Covid-19 By The Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano On Saturday, April 11, 2020. 

(1) Anambra regrettably recorded the first case of coronavirus on Friday, 10th April, 2020.

The index case came in from Lagos and has been placed in one of the state’s Protective Care Centers. At the same time, the state has commenced aggressive Contact Tracing to ensure that everyone he came in contact with is brought into the net for professional handling that will save lives. 

Ndi Anambra should not panic over this. It did not take the state by surprise as the government is adequately prepared to handle the situation. 

Enough healthcare practitioners have been trained on how to handle Covid-19 cases and the Protective Care Centers are among the best in the country at the moment. 

(2) Thanks to Ndi Anambra for complying with the directive on the Covid-19 pandemic in Anambra State. 

Thanks to the traders in the 63 major markets in Anambra State for heeding the directive on the closure of markets. 

Thanks to the traditional rulers, leaders of the church, the PGs and other community leaders who have assisted the government in ensuring that people comply with the directives from the state. 

Ndi Anambra should stand strong in prayer and faith. We shall flatten the curve on this case to prevent further spread of the virus. 

(3) Measures to Prevent Further Spread

(A) The restriction on movement is hereby extended by two weeks effective Saturday, 11th April, 2020. 

A comprehensive Lockdown on Anambra State is now in place.

Movements across the state by individuals and groups shall not be tolerated. 

Only people on essential services are permitted to move around in the delivery of those services to the people. 

Ndi Anambra are advised to stay indoors to avoid getting contaminated by this virus.  

The security agencies will enforce the restriction on movement and have been authorised to make arrests where necessary to keep Anambra state safe. 

(B) All boundaries with neighbouring states remain closed. 

There will be no vehicular or human traffic across all the boundaries of Anambra State. 

Only vehicles delivering essential services are permitted after a comprehensive check and authorization by security operatives at the boundaries. 

(C) Frequent washing of hands with soap for at least 20 seconds as well as the regular use of hand sanitizers are strongly recommended. 

Everyone is expected to carry a hand sanitizer with him or her at any given time.

(D) Everyone is expected to stay indoors with their families and loved ones. 

Anyone  who wishes to step outdoors for any reason at all must wear a face mask. 

Anyone who violates this directive stands a chance of being arrested and will be prosecuted. 

(E) Handshaking, hugging and all other forms of physical contact are strongly discouraged. 

Minimise contact with door handles and hand rails and commonly used surfaces in different locations.

(F) A distance of 6-feet must be maintained during interaction with people. 

Keep a reasonable social distance when holding a conversation with someone else.

(G) Contact the Anambra State Public Health Emergency Operation Center immediately (PHEOC) if you feel unwell. The PHEOC numbers are ‪08030953771‬, ‪08145434416‬, ‪08117567363‬, ‪08058967320‬. 

(4) Update on Preventive Care Centers

(A) The 250-bed Preventive Care Center at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Mbaukwu/Umuawulu and the 16-bed Preventive Care Centre at the General Hospital Onitsha are all up and running at the moment. 

(B) The two Surge Centers at Ekwulobia General Hospital and Umueri General Hospital that Fidelity Bank and Access Bank offered to equip are almost ready too. 

(5) Gratitude to Donors

Thanks to individuals and organisations that have donated money and other material support to boost the efforts at the state level.  

* UBA Plc – N28, 500,000
* Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo- N10M
* Ibeto Petrochemical – N10M
* J. I Ejison of Ejison International Ltd - N5M
* Dr. Clem Nwogbo (Awka Millennium City)N5M
* Chief Ejeson Ukeje N5M
* Chief Daniel Chukwudozie (Dozzy Oil) N2M
* Senator Victor Umeh N2M
* His Royal Highness, Igwe Gerald Mbamalu (Igwe Ojoto) N1M
* Ezeemo Godwin Chukwunenye N500,000
* Obinna Okechukwu Nwosu N3000
* 7Com Enterprises N2000
* Chief Chidi Anyaegbu (Chisco) N10M
* Aguleri World Forum N2M
* Dr Godwin Okafor (WINCO Foam) N2M
* Cutix Plc, Medical equipment and supplies 
* Ozo Jude Agumadu (Baby Awka) N500,000
* Soludo Support Group N1M
* Chief Barrister Hyacinth Maduagwu N1M
* Ozonkpu Dr. Victor Ike Oye (APGA National Chairman) N3M
* United Anambra Youth Assembly     (U-AYA) and United Anambra Women Assembly (U-AWA) N1M
* Juhel Plc, Chloroquine phosphate that can treat 2,500 patients 
* Dr Ernest Obiejesi (Obijackson Group) 4000 Facial Masks and 900 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
* Traditional ruler of Alor, Igwe Mark Anthony Chinedu Elibe Okonkwo       50 cartons of hospital equipment comprising doctors’ gloves,face masks and shoes, and a carton of oxygen equipment.
* Pharmacutical Society of Nigeria, (PSN, Anambra State Chapter) Medical supplies 
* Pharmacist Alex Onyido (Igwe of Ogidi) N1M and drug supplies. 
* ASUU (Owerri Zone) Medical Items 
* Igwe Chris Chidume (Igwe Omor) N1M on behalf of Krisoral Group 
* Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Ventilator, Oxygen Concentrator, Body Suits and Safety Eyewears 
* Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Medical supplies 
* Other illustrious indigenes of the state that have pledged to assist the government with Personal Protection Equipment and other medical supplies are Prince Engineer Arthur Eze, Dr Cosmas Maduka, Chief Innocent Chukwuma (Innoson), Sir Emeka Offor, Emma Bishop Okonkwo (Ekulo Group) and Chief Allen Onyema (Air Peace).

The state government is still appealing for donations to boost its capacity to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The state still needs ventilators and Personal Protection Equipment such as gloves, goggles for the eyes, apparels and masks. 

To Support Anambra State Government’s Efforts To Stop The Spread Of The Virus, Please Bring Materials To The Office Of The Secretary To The State Government, Government House, Awka Or Donate Cash To:


UBA PLC, ACCOUNT NO: 1022752108

Summarised by Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Saturday, 11th April, 2020 

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