COVID-19: Atiku urges health workers to remain steadfast

By Myke Uzendu

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has hailed the dedication of Nigerian health workers in combating the deadly Corona Virus also referred to as COVID-19 especially Dr. Amarachukwu Karen Allison that tracked the index case.

Atiku in a statement on Sunday expressed pleasure with the efforts of heath workers which culminated in the discharge of the Italian index case, saying that the Nigerian spirit can overcome any tough challenge.

“It is a thing of pride to us as country that our health professionals not only promptly rose to the challenge by tracking the trail of the case and subsequent ones, but are able to fully treat the Italian index case and one other.

“I will like to congratulate and commend all relevant stakeholders in our healthcare system, at the states and federal governments for a job well done thus far. I wish to make special mention of the young doctor, Dr. Amarachukwu Karen Allison, whose vigilance may have averted an escalation of the disease,” he said.

Atiku said that their efforts will boost the respect that the country will earn from the international community and bring more honour to Nigerian medical professionals.

“Those men and women who stand in the frontline of containing the spread of the virus within our shores are heroes and history would be kind to them. They have shown to the world that Nigeria is a great country, with great, committed and hardworking people.”

The Waziri Adamawa urged Nigerians to continue to be sensitive to the potential dangers inherent in the Covid-19 disease by adhering to instructions about social distancing, washing of hands frequently under a running water with soap and reduce exposure to large gatherings.

While commending the efforts of health workers for their courage and dedication, he urge all Nigerians to remain strong as they fight the scourge of the virus to the end.

About 30 suspected cases of the dreaded COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country while two of the cases have been successfully treated and discharged.

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