The Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi yesterday advocated for another possible lockdown nation wide so as end the spread of the virus, if it continue to rise.
Umahi also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his steadfastness and wisdom in handling the conoravirus pandemic.
He reitarated that the increasing spread of the virus to the state which is at 13 total positive cases was as a result of easing lockdown, especially in affected states.
The Governor stated this on Wednesday during his usual state wide broadcast since the outbreat of the virus in the state.
He said: “I want to commend Mr. President in the manner and wisdom he is handling this pandemic.
“You see, when the lockdown was there the cases were trickling in but when the lockdown was relaxed, the cases are coming in surprising manner”.
“I expect another serious lockdown if the cases continue to increase like this and this will be by consensus agreement of the general public. We have to lockdown to defeat this monster that is called COVID-19”.
Umahi also said the latest four cases, which took Ebonyi’s tally to 13 are all returnees.
“We have recorded 13 coronavirus cases shockingly and surprisingly in Ebonyi state now.
“The first treatment centre has a total of 26 facility rooms and in the next seven days, we will be opening ultramodern emergency hospital ward we were constructing but now, we are turning it to 300-bed isolation centre here in Abakaliki,” he stressed.