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Abia govt tackles measles outbreak in two LGAs

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Abia State government has raised awareness over the suspected outbreak of measles in Arochukwu and Umunneochi LGAs of the State.

The commissioner for information and Culture, Okey Kanu, who briefed journalists about the outcome of this week’s Executive Council meeting, said the commissioner for health, Dr Ngozi Okoronkwo and her team were actively working to contain the disease from spreading.

Explaining the situation, the health commissioner, Okoronkwo, said the State government was in control of the reported outbreak involving three persons in two LGAs of Arochukwu and Umunnochi.

She pointed out that her ministry was presently at a mop up stage to ensure that the disease did not spread to other parts of the State, adding that the outbreak may be connected with the dry season.

Also speaking, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor Alex Otti, Mr Ferdinand Ekeoma expressed concern over the reported cases of extortion of motorists in Aba.

He warned that the ban on extortion and touting was still in force in Aba and its environs.

Ekeoma reiterated that hoodlums would never be allowed to control the collection of levies in any part of the State, adding that the crackdown on illegal motor parks and markets would soon begin.

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