Covid-19: Kogi Has Done Only 1 Covid-19 Test – NCDC

Yahaya Bello in the Kogi Poll

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has raised a fresh alarm over the Covid-19 status of Kogi, with the agency disclosing that only one test was carried out in the North Central State.

Kogi is the only State yet to officially record any case of coronavirus in the country after Cross Rivers.

Amid growing concern over the State Government’s utter denial of the presence of coronavirus, NCDC said that Kogi only conducted just one Covid-19 test.

The disease control agency made the shocking disclosure in its situational report for Tuesday, May 18.

Since Nigeria recorded its first case in February, a total of 36,899 samples have been tested with 6,175 positive cases.

1,644 cases have been discharged and 191 fatalities recorded in 35 States, including FCT where the virus has spread to.

Prior to this revelation, recall that officials of NCDC sent to ascertain the Covid-19 status of Kogi left the State to avoid being sent on isolation and subjected to test.

The officials left the State after Governor Yahaya Bello said the State has resolved to comply with the protocols of the NCDC by putting its officials in quarantine for 14 days and take their samples to ensure they are free of the virus.


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