Kogi State government has tested 111 people of COVID-19 in the state and all results come out negative.
Kogi state has been in the news on COVID-19 for quite some days as the state government requested the staff of National Centre for Disease Control who came to the state with the aim of setting up test centres and other facilities for the combat of coronavirus.
Gov. Yahyah Bello requested the NCDC officials be in an isolation centre for 14day before they can carry out any activities in the state as that is the guidelines of NCDC in containing the spread of the virus.
This has raised a lot of dust and critic for and against the governor of Kogi State.
On her coronavirus status and the number of positive cases recorded like many others, Kogi is yet to record a single COVID-19 case.
According to the Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, speaking in Lokoja, the state capital. He said the state has tested one over a hundred people to ascertain if the virus is present in the state.
Saying Kogi state has her ways of getting the people tested without the supervision of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). He said those tested were picked randomly and tested with the test kits procured by the state.
“Kogi State got testing kits independently but followed NCDC guidelines. One hundred and eleven COID-19 rapid tests were conducted in Kogi State yesterday and all results came out negative,” he said.