The Deputy Governor of Ebonyi state, Dr Kelechi Igwe, has directed all health workers in the state to undergo COVID-19 test with immediate effect.
The Deputy Governor gave the directive at a meeting with front line health workers at the old Government House, Abakaliki, the state capital.
This he said has become imperative to ensure that the Health workers are free from the virus before attending to people.
“Some health workers in recent time have tested positive to COVID-19, therefore we must be sure that our Health workers are safe before giving them the privilege of going to render care to those who are infected,” he said.
He said Ministries, Departments and Agencies have commenced one-hour prayers on a daily basis to seek the face of God for quick recovery of those who have been infected by the coronavirus especially the Ebonyi State Governor.
He urged Local Government Council chairmen to take full charge of the campaign in their respective councils and ensure deployment of all Health workers to take part in the house to house exercise.
The Deputy Governor gave an assurance that the state task force will not relent in combating the covid 19 even when the governor is temporarily on isolation.