Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State: places borders under watch for coronavirus

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.

Dr. Christian Madubuko, Commissioner for Transport made this known to newsmen during an inspection tour of the border area with Delta at the Onitsha axis of Niger Bridgehead on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the state government deployed the use of thermometers to reading the temperature of commuters at its border entries with Enugu, Imo, Abia, Delta, Kogi and Rivers States.

Madubuko said it was part of the state government’s multi-sectoral approach aimed at combating the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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The commissioner also said that the inter-state commercial buses must provide their passengers’ manifests 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 directive. We want to check where they are coming from and where they are going to ease contact-tracing in the event of any identified case.

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

While inspecting the manifests, Madubuko urged drivers to install sanitisers, hand-washing equipment with water and detergent as well as thermometers.

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He added that commuters with high temperatures or suspected cases of the virus should report to the Health Ministry or relevant agencies for immediate diagnosis.