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COVID-19: EEDC hails Enugu Govt, to power isolation centres

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COVID-19: EEDC hails Enugu Govt, to power isolation centres

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, on Thursday lauded the ongoing efforts of the Enugu State Government towards containing the spread of the coronavirus disease.

DAILY POST reports that so far, Enugu’s case had been limited to the two index cases recorded about two weeks ago.

The Government had as part of the measures to contain the spread, ordered a lockdown on March 31. It also put up four isolation centres in place.

Speaking when he led a delegation of the EEDC to the Government, the Head, Communications, Mr. Emeka Ezeh said the strategies adopted by the government were highly commendable.

The team was received by the Permanent Secretary, Enugu State Ministry of Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, on behalf of the State Government.

Ezeh said, “we are here to commend the Enugu State Government for the leadership it has shown since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.

“This is largely why Enugu has not recorded any other case apart from the two index cases.

“So, we are quite impressed and that is why we are here to show our own little support to the Government.

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“We are making a donation of hand sanitizers to the Enugu State Government today, and this is being replicated across the five South-East States.

“The EEDC also wishes to announce that it will power all the isolation centres and COVID-19 facilities in the State. We will ensure that the centres run on steady power supply. Once the government communicates us on the location of these facilities, we shall take immediate action.”

Responding, the Permanent Secretary, Agujiobi said the government was appreciative of the company’s gestures.

“We very much appreciate this gesture; we have been partners in progress with the EEDC.

“This will go a long way in assisting our health care providers. We are doing everything, particularly that in case of escalation, we will be able to deal with the situation, but that is not our prayer.

“On the promise to power our COVID-19 facilities, we shall be getting back to you once I liaise with the Governor,” he stated.

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