Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has come out to say that all confirmed coronavirus cases in his state actually came into Enugu illegally.
The governor recently revealed that they all defied his Presidential order on the restriction of inter-state movement and the state government’s closure of all boundaries and inter-state transportation.
According to him, this is time for Nigerians to be very responsible if we all want to protect every state in the country and its residents during the pandemic.
He added that his government would keep doing everything possible to ensure rules and regulations are strictly adhered to during the outbreak.
His words, “It has become imperative that we all take responsibility to protect our dear state from the illegal influx of people into the state.”
“On the 28th of March 2020, Enugu State had its index positive case, a couple from Isi-Uzo Local Government Area who then just returned from the United Kingdom and Dubai. Both have been successfully treated and discharged.
“One month after the index positive cases was confirmed, on the 28th of April 2020, Enugu State had its 3rd confirmed positive case, a female indigene of Bauchi State with a history of travel to Bauchi and Plateau states.
“On the 1st of May, 2020, Enugu State had its 4th confirmed positive case, a female indigene of Umuchigbo in Enugu East Local Government Area who together with her nine-year old daughter returned to Enugu from Lagos State where they reside after falling ill.
“On the 2nd of May 2020, Enugu State had its 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th confirmed positive cases, all of whom are close contacts of the 3rd confirmed positive case and who travelled with the 3rd confirmed positive case to Bauchi and Plateau states.
“On the 6th of May 2020, Enugu State had its 9th confirmed case. A female nine-year old daughter of the 4th confirmed positive case, who returned to Enugu with her already ill mother.
“On the 7th of May 2020, Enugu State had its 10th confirmed positive case, a son of the 3rd confirmed positive case who also travelled with the mother to Bauchi and Plateau States.”