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Rivers: NCDC identifies local governments with highest COVID-19 cases

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has identified three local governments in Rivers State with the highest number of Coronavirus cases.

According to the NCDC, the local governments include; Obio Akpor, Eleme and Port Harcourt.

The Senior Public Health Promotion Officer, NCDC, Junaid Mohammed, disclosed this to journalists at the end of a meeting with stakeholders on maternal, newborn and child health at the Primary Health Care Management Board in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

Junaid said the NCDC is in the state because of the high rate of COVID-19.

He also emphasized the need to get vaccinated against the virus.

He noted that “the NCDC necessitates the need to deploy a team to help the state response in the area of coordination case search, case investigation, data management, IPC and risk communication activities.

“We have recorded the challenges identified so far we sat down with the state government, the state ministry of health, and primary health care so we can brief them on what we were able to find during our stay here and luckily enough we were able to achieve 5/10 and the other issues beyond the state level we have been able to escalate it to the national.”

Junaid also noted that modalities for the safe reopening of schools have been put in place from the national level to ensure that both teachers and students are protected against the virus.

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