Obiano orders release of Anambra index case

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State yesterday 22 April directed State Commissioner for Health to release the 58-year old man who tested positive to Covid-19 and was being managed at the General Hospital, Onitsha.

State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Chief C. Don Adinuba said in a release today that lone Covid-19 patient has tested negative twice, indicating that he has defeated the virus.

He said it took a record five days to get the patient back on his feet.

Adinuba used the handling of the case by Anambra health professionals to commend Nigerian doctors who have been managing COVID-19 cases around the country over their display of “great competence and dedication to duty.”

“While the global mortality rate of the coronavirus is 6.1 %, the rate in Nigeria is a mere 3%. Our doctors should share their experience, knowledge and skills with their professional colleagues across the globe,” he said.