A team of officials from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency have arrived in Cross River State.
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The six-man team, led by Dr Omobolanle Olowu, was received at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, on Monday by Dr Betta Edu, leader of the Cross River COVID-19 Response Team and state Commissioner for Health.
Cross River and Kogi states are the two states yet to report a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
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It was learnt that the NCDC and Health Ministry team is in the state on a two-day assessment of facilities put up by the state government to treat COVID-19 cases.
The team’s visitation venues include the Garment factory, CalaPharm, Infectious Disease Hospital and Primary Healthcare Centre at Mayne Avenue.
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Other places the team will visit include General Hospital, Teaching Hospital, Training Centre at Unical for 400 health workers, Tinapa Isolation Centre, Palace of the Obong of Calabar, while the second day the team will visit Itu Bridge.