HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE

COVID-19: More than 100 People Have been Tested in Nasarawa- Governor Sule

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule has told newsmen that more than 100 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the State.

Governor disclosed this on Thursday in Lafia, the state capital, while delivering an update on the pandemic and the measures taken so far to curtail the spread.

He added that 6 more sample collection facilities have been established, bringing the total number of facilities in the State to 10.

He said “We appeal to people with symptoms similar to those outlined for COVID-19 to avail themselves for testing in order to halt the spread of the virus.

“The State government has been able to provide 600 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the frontline medical personnel.

“We have also ordered for 6,000 PPEs, which are currently in Lagos and would soon arrive in the State,” he added.

“The isolation centre at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH) Lafia, where the patients are currently being treated is well equipped with ventilators and other facilities.

“I personally visited the isolation centre in DASH on Wednesday April 29, took photographs near the ventilators to counter the media reports,” he said.

However, he appealed to security agencies to be more strict with the enforcement of the restriction on interstate movements to contain the pandemic.

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