There is palpable tension and fear of the unknown in Delta state following the increasing cases of COVID-19 pandemic despite effective management put in place by the state government.
As at Sunday evening, the state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, had revealed that the state recorded 912 cases with many patients recovering, while suspected people have deserted their homes making it difficult for contact tracing.
He said those on the run had worsened the situation in the state, especially their contacts and family members whose status are not yet known.
Governor Okowa on his Twitter handle regretted that some lives had also been lost due to the disease adding “Delta state government feels the pains that many Deltans have refused to observe the rules, rather treat the instructions with a pinch of salt, we are totally unhappy that the pandemic disease is spreading fast in Delta state because people are adamant to the instructions.”
He stressed the need for residents of the state to adhere strictly to the guidelines that have been put in place to keep them safe from the disease and curb the transmission of the virus.
Part of the text of the tweet reads:
“We have recorded 912#COVID 19 cases in Delta state, Many patients have recovered, however, some lives have also been lost. This is why we all need to adhere to the guidelines that have been put in place to keep you safe and curb the transmission of this virus.”