The Anambra State COVID-19 Triangle: As part of proactive measures to battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, healthcare providers in Anambra State have unndergone a 2-day COVID-19 case management master trainers course sponsored by the World Health Organization and the European Union in partnership with the State Ministry of Health.
This is inline with Gov Willie Obiano’s charge that “Our Armour against COVID-19 is an educated and well-trained healthcare providers.”
Speaking after the training which ended yesterday, Honourable Vincent Okpala, the State Commissioner for Health said, “Our promise to you (ndi Anambra) is that we will not disappoint you if the battle comes to our shores.”
Furthermore, Okpala explained that, “The Anambra State COVID-19 triangle is a solidarity salute to our fellow healthcare providers fighting in the frontlines in COVID-19 stricken communities across the globe.”
“The Anambra COVID-19 triangle depicts the medic team’s commitment to use their newly acquired knowledge to keep infection away by breaking the chain of infection with the apex of the triangle,” he added.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Anambra State Government has taken huge proactive measures aimed at winning the war if it eventually comes into the State.
These measures range from ban on public gatherings to tax exemptions; from jumbo stimulus package to building and upgrading of special protective centres; amongst others.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State Government has said there won’t be lockdown in the state.
Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, in a statement last week, refuted the rumour and also described as false reports that food markets and those rendering essential services would be to closedown.
“A lot of people have in the last couple of hours been calling government officials in Anambra State to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of the rumour that there will be a lockdown in the state from 9am tomorrow, Monday, April 6, 2020.”
“Those peddling the rumour allege that no vehicles will be allowed to move within the state and that food and pharmaceutical as well as medical markets will from 9am tomorrow no longer be permitted to operate. In other words, the state will be on lockdown. This rumour is false and unfounded. The government has not changed its policy on the measures taken to protect our people from the coronavirus which is devastating the world, including Nigeria.”