There is reportedly tension in Anambra State, following the alleged disappearance of the coronavirus index case in the State.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced on Friday, that Anambra State had recorded one confirmed case.
Since then, fear has gripped residents, as the index case was said to have visited three different Hospitals in the State.
He was also said to have made contacts with so many others, before he ran away, allegedly.
However, the Anambra State Commissioners for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, and his Information and Public Enlightenment counterpart, C. Don Adinuba, said that there is no cause for alarm.
Owing to the development, Governor Willie Obiano announced a comprehensive lockdown of the State, with immediate effect.
The lockdown implementation starts on Monday, with the Governor closing all motor parks in the State.
In a statement on Sunday, in Awka, the State capital, the Police Command declared that the enforcement of the lockdown would commence immediately.
The statement was issued and signed by the Command’s Publish Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna.
He noted that the index case had been in the State since March 28, 2020, and must have infected numerous people since then.
According to him: “The Anambra State Police Command wishes to inform the general public, that the Command in compliance with the directives of the Anambra State Governments, in order to contain the spread of Covid-19, has commenced total enforcement of lockdown order in the State, with immediate effect.
“In view of this, the public are kindly requested to stay at home. No movement, no local transportation. The index case has been in the State since March 28, and has socialised extensively.
“This extreme restriction became necessary, in order to identify and isolate primary and secondary contacts, as well as ensure no further spread, as the contact tracing is ongoing.
“The public is to note that the Police and all Security Agencies in the State, are geared to enforce this order to the later, in observance of overriding public health interest.”