From Sunny Nwankwo, Umuahia
The sample of the first suspected case of coronavirus patient in Abia State has reportedly come out negative.
This was disclosed by the state commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu on Sunday.
Our reporter gathered that there was pandemonium at Umuobasi Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state were a sick resident was said to have exhibited symptoms of COVI-19, making residents to live in fear.
It was learnt that the sample of the yet-to-be-identified woman was reportedly collected by a team from the State Emergency Response Team and was taken to Edo State for test and confirmation
But Okiyi-Kalu in the release said “The sample of the Umuobasi Street, Umuahia, woman sent to NCDC for testing has returned and it returned a negative result.
“The pleasant implication of this is that as at today, there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 in Abia State.
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