Gov. Bello lifts lock down in Kabba-Bunu LGA, insists Kogi remains coronavirus free
The Kogi State government has lifted the lock down imposed on Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state over suspected cases of COVID-19.
Governor Yahaya Bello announced this on Friday at the Government House in Lokoja, the state capital.
He explained that the decision became necessary after the result of all the samples taken and subjected to tests by the health workers in the local government came out negative.
Following the outcome, the governor insisted that Kogi has remained a COVID-19-free state.
He, however, urged the people of the state to adhere to the protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of the disease.
Recall that on June 3, the NCDC had reported additional 1 case of coronavirus in Kogi State bringing the States figure of confirmed cases to 3, but the State government again denied the existence of any Coronavirus disease recorded for the state as announced at its Thursday nationwide update.
The Commissioner for Health in the State, Dr Saka Haruna, had reiterated in a Facebook post that the ministry and indeed the state government remained unaware of any such case, just as it denied knowledge of the first index case and another, describing the new figure credited to the state as mere assumption.
“The purported New Case: We are not aware of who the patient is, where and when the Test was conducted,” he wrote.