Under usual circumstances, a person with a dangerous, infectious respiratory disease such as COVID-19 requires special precautions in a hospital. Everyone who enters the patient’s room—even to ask how they’re doing or to pick up a lunch tray—is required to don a fresh gown, gloves, and a mask. If the worker must get in close contact with the patient, the mask has to be an N95 respirator, and a face shield is required to guard the eyes. Without exception, every piece of this gear must be discarded in a biohazard dispenser upon leaving the room. An errant mask or glove or gown, coated in virus, can become lethal.

Across the world, people are implored to avoid contact with anyone outside a small circle of family members or cohabitants. In clinics and hospitals, doctors aren’t doing their job if they are unwilling to get within inches of people, many of whom are in high-risk groups, and often do so without any protection

Even if most cases of the coronavirus are mild, the health system can’t handle the uptick in critical patients that the outbreak is likely to bring, especially coming off the back of a difficult flu season. But over-stretched hospitals are doing their best to prepare for the crisis. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to increase the availability of respirators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to providing for Enugu hospitals, Gov. Ugwuanyi equips the health sector. This information was shared on Facebook by MC ELDER, S.A. to the governor on Media/Protocol

“GBURUGBURU AGGRESSIVELY EQUIPPING OUR HEALTH SECTOR TO MAKE SURE WE ALL LIVE BEYOND THIS DREADED VIRUS!! ENUGU STATE GOVERNMENT INVESTS MORE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID19 PANDEMIC

Enugu State Government takes delivery of two additional ambulances and one incident vehicle it purchased to support the state’s response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic”.

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