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COVID-19: Anambra index case disappears


The Anambra State Government has ordered the closure of private and public motor parks in the state.

This followed the announcement of one index case of COVID-19 in the state on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Our correspondent learnt the whereabouts of the index case as of the time of filing this report was unknown.

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The index case it was gathered was in Adazi Nnukwu in the Anaocha Local Government in the state.

It was gathered that the patient came into the state from Lagos.

“After the result was made known, the patient disappeared”, a source told our correspondent.

But the state government said it had started tracing those who had contact with the index case.

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In a public service announcement by the commissioner for transport in the state, Christian Madubuko, anybody who would disobey the motor parks closure order would “incur the wrath of government.”

The statement read in part,

” The ministry of transport wishes to inform all owners and managers of public and private parks in Anambra State that all parks are hereby closed.

This is to ensure the containment and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

“Please, all concerned must adhere to this directive with immediate effect. Any one who goes contrary to this directive will incur the wrath of government.”