COVID-19: Five suspected instances in Nasarawa examined unfavourable
The Nasarawa Government has stated that every one the 5 suspected instances of COVID-19 being remoted on the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Keffi, examined unfavourable to the virus.
Ahmed Yahaya, State Commissioner for Health, disclosed this at a press briefing on Saturday, following and emergency stakeholders assembly on the Government House, Lafia.
According to the Commissioner, the outcomes from a specimen taken from the 5 suspected instances for a take a look at on the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Abuja, all got here again unfavourable.
Yahaya stated that the 5 individuals have been nonetheless present process some medical processes and would quickly be discharged from the isolation centre.
He added that the federal government has put equipment in place to curtail any case of COVID-19 within the state.
He stated the federal government had arrange response groups, domiciled at FMC Keffi and Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH) Lafia with isolation centres on the two services.
“The suspected instances that have been confirmed unfavourable have been quarantined at one of many isolation centres in Keffi.
“The isolation centre in DASH has been expanded to 18 rooms; nine each for suspected cases and confirmed cases if any,” the Commissioner added.
He additional defined that Gov. Abdullahi Sule had directed the resumption and completion of labor on the Epidemiology Centre Lafia to help within the struggle towards infectious illnesses.
Yahaya, due to this fact, referred to as on members of the general public to not panic as the federal government was ready to sort out all infectious illnesses together with COVID-19.
On his half, Retired Justice Sidi Bage, Emir of Lafia and Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, counseled the state authorities for the efforts to teach the general public concerning the pandemic.
The Emir promised that as conventional rulers, they’d stepdown the sensitisation to their topics, particularly these on the grassroots who’re extra unaware of the state of affairs.
The Emir additionally urged the general public to take care of social distance and enhance on private and environmental hygiene as suggested by the federal government and specialists to curtail the unfold of COVID-19.