COVID-19: 3 Health Workers Test Positive In Plateau State

Three health workers in Plateau State have tested positive for coronavirus while 18 patients have been discharged after testing negative.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nimkong Lar, disclosed this on Thursday during a press briefing by the State Task Force on COVID-19 in Jos.

The commissioner had on Wednesday, May 20, disclosed that two Health officials were infected with the virus.

He said that one of the seven new confirmed cases announced by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, was a health official, bringing to three the number of health officials infected by the disease.

He explained that the state had so far recorded 57 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 18 patients discharged and one death.

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The Commissioner noted that the epicentre of the disease in Plateau was in Jos North Local Government.

He advised residents of the state, especially those in the Jos area, to observe personal and respiratory hygiene and other guidelines by the government to mitigate its spread.

Speaking also, the commissioner of information, Mr. Dan Manjang appealed to enforcement agencies at the interstate borders to be diligent in discharging their duties.

He urged them to intensify their efforts as most of the cases of COVID-19 were imported from other states.

The Commissioner disclosed that civil servants from grade level 10 to 14 have been deployed to join in the enforcement exercise.


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