- Governor Mohammed of Bauchi state said 15 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state came from Calabar, Cross River state capital
- Meanwhile, Cross River is yet to record a single case of the coronavirus disease
- While FG identified low testing as some of the factors why the state has not recorded any case, the state government claimed the measures it put in place was responsible for its Covid-19-free status
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has said 15 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state came from Calabar, capital of Cross River.
The Cable, citing Channels TV as its source, reports that Governor Bala disclosed this at a press briefing on Wednesday, June 10.
The newspaper notes that in a veiled reference to Governor Ben Ayade, his Cross River state counterpart, Governor Bala said: “I don’t want to join issues with anybody. But I want to tell Nigerians that they are going to be accountable to God.
“There is no need pretending that this thing is not there. We, as leaders, must come out and face the challenges. We in Bauchi, we are not pretending.”
Cross River is the only state where any case of COVID-19 has not been confirmed in the country.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a team of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 visited Cross River state to probe the coronavirus-free status of the state.
The team found out some key factors why the south-south state has not recorded a single case. Some of the factors include inadequacy of surveillance system, low testing capacity and shortage of personnel.
Nevertheless, the Cross River state government has repeatedly said the measures it put in place worked in making the state free of the disease.
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Meanwhile, Governor Ayade has said all the public schools in the state will resume on Tuesday, June 16.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to newsmen in Calabar by his special adviser on media and publicity, Christian Ita.
This was as Governor Ayade unveiled the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) made at the state-owned garment factory and is being mass-produced.
The state government plans special protective measures for children and others as they resume for learning.
Governor Ayade said the protective gears, which include face shields and PPE overalls, will be distributed to schools free of charge for the use of students and medical personnel in the state.
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