The Delta State government has established a 70-bed isolation centre at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, its capital, in collaboration between Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Agip and other partners.
The Secretary to the Delta State Government, Chiedu Ebie, Commissioner for Health, Mordi Ononye, among others, inspected the isolation centre on Tuesday.
On the inspection tour, Ebie expressed optimism that the state was adequately prepared to contain an upsurge in COVID-19 cases.
He said, “Our resolve is to provide isolation facilities across the state and this project was started about four weeks ago and will be put into use any moment from now as almost all the equipment needed are in place.
“With the manner with which the virus is spreading, government cannot handle it alone and corporate organisations and well meaning individuals have come to render assistance, NNPC/Agip came together and galvanised other oil companies to provide these facilities.
“Deltans can be safer if they obey established health protocols because, it is our prayers not to have more patients in the State and for those in the isolation centres to get well and be discharged”, Ebie said.