By Blessing Chinelo
Enugu State government has announced the discharge of its second coronavrius patient from treatment and isolation centre, making the state coronavrius free.
The State Ministry of Health disclosed this in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ikechukwu Obi, on Thursday night.
The commissioner said with the discharge, the state has no coronavirus index case after the second index cases tested negative for COVID-19 for the second time.
With this, the state discharged two patients in less than 24 hours.
The two index cases, a couple, who returned from the United kingdom and were quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19.
The Ngeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) four weeks ago announced two coronavirus index cases in Enugu State.
In his statement the commissioner said “Two of them are now negative for the coronavirus and have been discharged.
“We encourage our people to continue to stay at home, try not to touch your face without having washed your hands, maintain strict hand and respiratory hygiene, wear a facemask in line with the NCDC’s advisory and maintain physical distancing.”