The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is a highly transmittable and pathogenic viral infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which emerged in Wuhan, China and spread around the world. Genomic analysis revealed that SARS-CoV-2 is phylogenetically related to severe acute respiratory syndrome-like (SARS-like) bat viruses, therefore bats could be the possible primary reservoir. The intermediate source of origin and transfer to humans is not known, however, the rapid human to human transfer has been confirmed widely. There is no clinically approved antiviral drug or vaccine available to be used against COVID-19. However, few broad-spectrum antiviral drugs have been evaluated against COVID-19 in clinical trials, resulted in clinical recovery. This caused shut down of activities and businesses worldwide. because of this, many were unable feed and those in better financial positions started donating food items to the vulnerable. Uga town in Aguata LGA of Anambra state was not left out as many sons and daughters of Uga started donating to sustain those who were mostly affected by the condition. Bags of rice, cartons of noodles, tubers of yam, bags of beans, vegetable oil, cash, etc. All the palliatives were stored at the palace of HRH Igwe Chidi Ezenwugo, the obi of Uga, where all the four villages in Uga representatives goes to collect the shares of their villages. Though some individuals also donated to either their family members or hamlets. These were not among those shared in the palace of Obi of Uga.
TRADITIONAL STOOL OF RULERSHIP IN UGA IS NOT ROTATIONAL BUT HEREDITORY. UGA IS AMONG THE FEW TOWNS IN SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA THAT PRACTICES THE HEREDITORY TYPE OF TRADITIONAL RULERSHIP AND THE TRADITIONAL RULER OF UGA IS KNOWN AS OBI OF UGA.
|IRI JI (NEW YAM FESTIVAL)||HRH Igwe Chidi Ezenwugo (Obi of Uga) palace||2020-08-15|