93 persons from Abia State have discharged from the state isolation centre in Amachara Specialist, Umuahia after recovering from COVID-19.
This was made known by the Abia state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu during a chat with the Daily Independent.
Chief John Okiyi Kalu explained that more patients of COVID-19 who have been successfully treated of the virus, would be discharged this week if their expected negative results from the NCDC laboratory are out.
On the latest report of the death of three COVID-19 patients in Abia State as published by NCDC on Sunday, Okiyi Kalu said that the patients died because their cases were bad before their arrival to the isolation centres. He said;
“If the number one citizen of the state can come out publicly to announce his status that he’s COVID-19 positive, I don’t see why any person can continue to hide his or her status, thereby infecting others.”
The Abia Information Commissioner announced that the state centres being established by the state government in Umuahia and Aba would soon take off, saying that officials of NCDC came to the state on Sunday to inspect the two different facilities at the Amachara and Abia State Teaching Hospital, Aba and thereafter gave the places a clean bill of health.