How Delta contained COVID-19 — Okowa’s spokesman
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Delta State, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, on Thursday, said the state government took early and proactive steps toward battling Coronavirus pandemic. According to Ifeajika, in an interview with Arise News TV monitored via Webex in Asaba, the state benefited immensely from having Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, a medical doctor, as governor during the pandemic.
He explained that the state government took steps to establish holding and isolation centres, trained and re-trained medical personnel, procured necessary equipment even before the state recorded its Index case on April 7.
He said that the establishment of a mobile laboratory testing centre in Asaba had greatly increased the turnaround time for the detection and treatment of cases of the virus in the state. The governor’s spokesman stated that the noticed upsurge in confirmed cases of the pandemic in the state was due to the ramping up of testing, adding that it was good to discover and treat the cases early enough. “Delta is lucky leveraging on having a medical doctor as governor and if you recall that from the beginning, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa showed great passion to fight the pandemic when it started. “And, while other states were asleep (at the risk of being immodest), and even some countries, we were up and about immediately after the first one week that the pandemic hit the nation