Coronavirus: No state in Nigeria is free of disease - NCDC says

Coronavirus: No state in Nigeria is free of disease - NCDC says

- There is no state in Nigeria without coronavirus cases

- According to NCDC, any state that has not recorded now will eventually do

- Meanwhile, the NCDC praised Akwa Ibom, Edo, Plateau and Lagos states

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As cases of coronavirus continue to rise in Nigeria, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has revealed that there is no state that is free from the outbreak.

He disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) media briefing on Monday, June 22, in Abuja.

According to him, some states who might not have recorded any COVID-19 case at the moment will eventually do.

Going further, he praised Akwa Ibom, Edo, Plateau and Lagos for their response to the outbreak.

However, Ihekweazu says he is disappointed that Nigerians were grossly not adhering to the preventive measures against the disease.

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Official reveals what happened to 20 out of 37 health workers that tested positive for COVID-19 in the state had also reported that Ihekweazu adjudged the Emergency Operating Center (EOC) in Akwa Ibom state as the best in the country.

Dr Ihekweazu and officials of World Health Organisation (WHO), who were in the state on a working tour of health facilities over the weekend, commended the Akwa Ibom state government for its investment in healthcare and building institutional capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He expressed satisfaction over the facilities and quality of personnel available in the state and assured that the federal government and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 will be pleased to deepen collaborations with the state.

Meanwhile, had reported that as a way to reduce the spread of coronavirus, China, according to Mashable, is using self-driving vans called Hercules to deliver foods and disinfect streets.

In a Tweet shared by Mashable on Saturday, June 20, it said that the vans have been doing the delivery and sanitization works for the past two months in 16 communities in Zibo, the eastern part of China.

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Hercules makes use of lidars, cameras, and complex algorithms to get itself from one place to the other. It has the capacity to carry a cargo of up to 1,000 kilograms in its compartment.

The developer of the vehicle, UDI, has also been engaging a small fleet of the vans in other places like Suzhow and Shenzhen.

They are especially used to deliver meal boxes to workers and disinfect areas near hospitals. It should be noted that all the self-autonomous vehicles have made 2,500 trips.

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