The Kogi State government has said the result of 111 individuals tested for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state has returned negative.
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Kingsley Fanwo, the state Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, disclosed this during an interview in Lokoja, the state capital.
Kogi and Cross River are the two states in the country yet to confirm a single case of the disease.
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According to Fanwo, the state obtained 5,000 COVID-19 testing kits independently, but conducted the tests using the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He explained that residents who were tested were randomly selected, adding that the state government will only test people who exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19.
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“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.
”We brought in about 5,000 testing kits. Testing centers are located in three places. You can do it at the ministry of health.
“We shall not go to streets to pick people to be tested for COVID-19, but hospitals where people with similar symptoms are found and also based on any information of suspected cases,” Fanwo said.
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Recall that the Kogi State government had alleged that there are attempts to impose fake COVID-19 cases in the state.
Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, had asked a delegation from the NCDC who visited the state last Thursday to go on 14-day isolation or leave the state immediately.
The team returned to Abuja.