Kogi state rejects NCDC coronavirus report following the rejection of the report from the Nigerian Centre for disease control by kogi state
9jatalkative reports that the government of kogi state has rejected claims by the Nigeria Center for Disease Center (NCDC), that two cases of coronavirus were reported in the state yesterday.
The NCDC in its update for Wednesday, May 27, 2020 said two cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in kogi state that was supposedly free of coronavirus
However, the kogi state government has come out to reject the figures, refering to it as ”fictitious COVID-19 claims.”
This was made known in a statement which was released this morning by the Kogi State Commissioner of Health, Saka Haruna Audu.
The commissioner said the state government has developed “full testing capacity” and “conducted hundreds of tests” which have come back negative.
Revealing that Kogi state rejects NCDC coronavirus report, the commissioner said;
“Kogi State till this very moment is Covid-19 free. We have developed full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds of tests so far which have come back negative.”
“We have also continued to insist that we will not be a party to any fictitious COVID-19 claims which is why we do not recognise any COVID-19 test conducted outside the state”
“We do not accept any coronavirus test carried out outside the boundaries of the State except those initiated by us.”
“Any attempt to force us to announce a case of COVID-19 will be vehemently rejected.”
The kogi state also asked the residents of the state to adhere to the NCDC guidelines to ensure that the disease does not get into the state
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