In Akwa Ibom State, three of the 156 confirmed cases of the novel Delta type of COVID-19 virus have died.
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, Secretary to State Government and Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State COVID-19 Committee stated this to journalists in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday.
He asked homeowners to follow all COVID-19 standards and practices that the NSCDC had previously prescribed.
All COVID-19 monitoring systems have been restored, he said, to ensure strict adherence to standards and protocols in order to aid the State in combating the new wave.
The statement in parts said;
“Social distancing in tricycles and in Mini-buses and wearing of face masks are to be strictly complied with.
“Religious houses (churches and mosques) should run at half capacity and services should last not more than one (1) hour.
“Hotels, sit-outs, clubs, schools, transport companies, supermarkets, Banks, pharmacies should all ensure compliance with all Covid-19 preventive measures in their facilities.
“Report any suspicious symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty in breathing and body pains and weakness to the nearest Covid-19 facility.
He assured that the State molecular laboratories are fully functional and tests for covid-19 are being done regularly.
“We ask you to avail yourself of this facility for your Covid-19 tests. Government shall continue to monitor the trends in the disease and take actions as may be necessary from time to time”. he said