As people begin to get used to the lock down in Akwa Ibom State, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported twenty-three (23) new cases of Corona Virus Disease (COVID19) in the country. The break down; 9 in Lagos, 7 in the FCT, 5 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Bauchi State. See blow tweet from the official handle of the NCDC:
The Akwa Ibom state Governor, Udom Emmanuel had taken proactive steps to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic by setting up of an emergency isolation unit to handle highly contagious diseases at the Multi Speciality Hospital of the state.
The Governor had in January 2020, acquired four (4) new ventilators and set up world class fully equipped isolated unit, in line with globally approved standards.
The four new ventilators bring to 19, the total number of ventilators in Akwa Ibom state, with 4 at the Uniuyo Teaching Hospital, 11 at the Specialty Hospital and 4 at other Government Clinics in the state.