Enugu test negative, as State records three (3) new positive cases with travel
wishes to report that two (2) more cases out of the previously active cases of
COVID-19 receiving care in the State of Enugu have been screened negative and
are being examined for discharge from the isolation and care centre.
Health Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, regretted the ongoing breach of the interstate
travel ban, said the new cases involved a widow from the Igbo-Etiti Local
Government Area of the State who smuggled her late husband ‘s corpse from Lagos
to Enugu State for burial.
state has unfortunately received three (3) new results of persons who have
tested positive for the virus. This means that Enugu State has had fifteen (15)
cases in all, with nine (9) active cases and six (6) cases discharged after
negative are case number 5 and her daughter who is case number 9. The 3 new
positive cases, entered Enugu State illegally during this ban on inter-state
transportation, are as follows:
State who lives in Lagos and made his way first to Akwa Ibom, then to Rivers
State and finally to Obollo Afor in Udenu LGA of Enugu State, all within the
period of closure of all land boundaries and inter-state movement. He developed
symptoms while at Obollo Afor, the health authorities were alerted, he was
tested and his result came out positive.
Okpuje in Nsukka LGA, who lives in Nasarawa State, and found his way back to
Enugu State during the same period of lockdown.
the virus, he initially went into self-quarantine in a hotel at Nsukka. He
subsequently developed symptoms and alerted the health authorities. He was
tested and his test result also came back positive.
widow who hails from Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area, Enugu State and lives in
Lagos State with her husband. She recently lost her husband in Lagos and was
able to smuggle her husband’s corpse back to Enugu State for burial, despite
the lockdown in Lagos State and the national ban on inter-state movement. Her
actions raised suspicion and the health authorities were alerted. She was
subsequently tested and her result came back positive.
of people who have knowingly disobeyed the locking order and inter-state travel
as directed by the federal and state governments.
strictly with all measures and regulations and exercise restraint from
behaviours that will put others at risk.