No State In Nigeria Is COVID-19 Free – Chikwe Ihekweazu
The Director-General, Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Monday, said that no state in the nation is liberated from the COVID-19. Ihekweazu, said this at the 45th joint national preparation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
As per him, a state can possibly discuss being COVID-19 free when it is trying and have the powerful instrument to battle the illness. He said that states need to begin testing now as the organization is attempting to build up its lab ability to test more.
“No state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free. No nation on the planet is COVID-19 free.”That is the reason we need to continue accomplishing this work we are doing, trying individuals, seeing whether they have it. “Regardless of whether a few of us are fortunate and pull off having asymptomatic contaminations, we need to test more.
“We can possibly discuss a state being sans malady when we have a powerful apparatus to battle the infection. “That will come when we have an immunization. “Up to that point, there is no simple method to state this. We need to continue pushing for these preventive measures.
“We need to build up our research facility ability to test. “It is possible that you begin testing now or you begin testing later. “Be that as it may, in the end, we will all test. That is without a doubt,” Ihekweazu said. Talking on the PTF group that visited Akwa Ibom, Edo, Plateau and Lagos states, he complimented the states for their endeavors, however communicated stress that numerous individuals were not wearing covers.
He stated, “We despite everything saw a social occasions of such a large number of individuals in the spot at that point and we realize that the nation over we are battling with this and I truly need to empower all Nigerians that we can’t treat out of this, we just can’t, we need to forestall, it is the main possibility we have so as we buckle down, as we salute those rewarding, we should assume liability for anticipation. It’s in our grasp.”
Nigeria on Sunday recorded 436 new instances of COVID-19, acquiring the absolute number of diseases the nation to 20,244 from 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Cross River is the main state with no affirmed case.
Source:- Daily Trust