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Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Panic in Rivers community over cholera outbreak

Panic in Rivers community over cholera outbreak


Panic has gripped residents of Bille Kingdom, Degema Local Government Area in Port-Harcourt following an outbreak of a waterborne disease suspected to be cholera.

Though no death had been officially reported, it was gathered  that many persons in the community had manifested symptoms of cholera compelling the swift intervention of the state government.

Chairman of Degema LGA, Michael John Williams, led a team of medical personnel to the kingdom to assess the situation.

A statement by the Press Secretary to chairman, Daerefa-a Christopher Braide, said the visit was in response to the outbreak of cholera and other waterborne diseases threatening the kingdom.

Williams, at the Palace of the Amanyanabo of Bille Kingdom, HRH King Igbikingeri Ngowari Cornelius Herbert, Agbaniye-Jike XVIII, said the visit was to seek ways to address the development.

The council boss said Governor Nyesom Wike had directed the Ministry of Health and affiliate agencies to quickly respond to the health crisis and bring it under control.

He promised that the council would give all necessary support to the experts from the health sector to permanently deal with the issue.

The traditional ruler also appealed to the council boss to support the Bille security architecture by taking over the responsibility of its logistics.

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