Hotel manager tests positive for Covid-19 in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Ministry of Health says its third covid-19 case is a 61-year old Hotel Manager who had attended to his boss, the owner of Mingi Suites who returned from Abuja in February, 2020.

Professor Princewill Chike, the commissioner of health stated this on Wednesday during a press briefing.

Recall that the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control had on Tuesday reported 117 new covid-19 cases with one in Rivers State.

According to Chike, “In line with our targeted case search, one of the 5 results received yesterday night for Rivers state was positive for COVID-19.

” The rapid response team was notified of the sudden and mysterious death of the owner of the hotel last week and decided to place all his contacts under watch. Once the testing guidelines were expanded, samples were collected from the hotel manager for COVID testing and his result is the positive sample for COVID-19 in the State.

“He is currently being evacuated to the treatment center for further management and all his contacts and timelines will be adequately followed up including necessary environmental decontamination as the case may be.

” Contact tracing has commenced and samples will becollected form his high risk contacts for RT-PCR analysis while risk communication and community engagement will continue unabated as usual. Be rest assured, no stone will be left unturned.

” As I mentioned earlier, the State Public Emergency Operations Centre is and will remain on REPONSE mode with dedicated and experienced health officers and volunteers doing their best to conquer this pandemic in our setting.

” The treatment center is active and staffed for efficiency of service delivery in the containment effort. We will continue to monitor them and give you updates as events unfold” .