The Kogi state government said it has tested 111 residents for COVID-19 but the tests came back negative.
This was disclosed by the state’s commissioner for information and communication strategy, Kingsley Fanwo, on Wednesday, May 13, The Cable reports.
We gathered that Fanwo said the tests were conducted in accordance with the stipulated guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The commissioner added that the state procured about 5,000 testing kits, saying those residents who were tested were randomly selected.
“We brought in about 5,000 testing kits.
Testing centres are located in three places. You can do it at the ministry of health,” he said.
Fanwo said the state government will only test people admitted at the hospitals with Covid-19 symptoms, not going to streets to “pick people”.
Kogi and Cross River are the two states yet to confirm a single case of the disease in the country.
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