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FCTA combs communities in search of active COVID-19 cases

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Officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, have embarked on a community-by-community search of active cases of Coronavirus across the capital city.

Recall that Lagos and the FCT have recorded the highest number of Coronavirus infection incidences in the country. So far, while Lagos has 189 cases, the FCT recorded 58 cases.

The total cases in the country as at 09:50 pm, April 13, there are 343 confirmed cases. 91 have been discharged with 10 deaths.

The Director, FCT Public Health Department, Dr. Josephine Okechukwu, in a statement on Tuesday, stated that the exercise, which kicked off on Monday at Mpape community, was aimed at sensitizating and taking samples of people with a history of Coronavirus symptoms.

According to her, samples would be collected from people with symptoms such as fever, catarrh, chest pain and difficulty in breathing.

The director noted that the exercise is expected to commence in Gishiri, Utako and Mabushi on Tuesday, up until Thursday, adding that exercise was expected to cover communities within the AMAC area.

“This is to detect everyone with COVID-19 and get them treated promptly to break the chain of transmission in the FCT,” Mrs Okechukwu added.

The FCTA, therefore, advised residents with such symptoms to come forward for testing.

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