COVID-19: Anambra Government places border areas under watch

March 26, 2020
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The Anambra State Government has placed all its six entry points under full scale watch as part of precautionary measures toward containing Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Anambra State has boundaries with six states including Enugu, Imo, Abia, Delta, Kogi and Rivers.

This followed the State Government’s multi-sectoral approach aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19 involving the use of thermometers for reading temperatures of commuters at border points.

Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr Christian Madubuko announced this to newsmen during an inspection tour of some border areas at Onitsha Head Bridge and Amansea, Awka.

He also said that inter-state commercial buses must provide their passenger manifests.

Dr Madubuko emphasised a compelling need for transport operators to imbibe the habit of moving with passengers manifest at this challenging time, to ease contact-tracing in the event of any identified case.

“We are trying to see that those coming from other states comply with our directives. We want to check where they are coming from, where they are going in order to ascertain that they properly manifested.

“We have our monitoring teams in other areas to ensure that no place is left out in this task,’’ the commissioner said.

While inspecting the manifest, Dr Madubuko enjoined drivers to as a matter of urgency install sanitisers, hand-washing equipment with water and detergent as well as thermometers.

He urged commuters with high temperature or suspected cases of the virus to report to the Health Ministry or relevant agencies for immediate diagnosis.

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