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Covid-19: NCDC Hiking Figures In Zamfara – State Government

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The Zamfara State Government has stated that the NCDC was wrong with it recent data for COVID-19 cases in the state.

The NCDC had reported that 10 new cases were reported in the state on Monday.

However, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma, the State Commissioner of Health told journalists in Gusau that the State government had alerted the NCDC of the error, adding that only two persons were confirmed Positive in the state.

They further demanded that the report be rectified by the NCDC

He said “We were shocked and bewildered by this latest figure from the NCDC which said 10 new cases were confirmed when we knew it was only two.

Our records have shown that when results from the center returned, we had a total of 76 cases made up of 45 discharged persons, 26 in isolation and five dead, so we didn’t know where NCDC got the additional eight.

We approached the center which could not give a convincing explanation, and so we demanded for a written apology which they promised to send as well as withdraw the media publicity that we had 10 new cases.”

According to him, the State government had recently procured all the necessary tools and equipment to set up a Coronavirus sample testing center and was waiting for facility visit by officials of the NCDC so that the center can take off.

This will save us from unnecessary delays, the risks of traveling to Sokoto daily as well as provide such services to our neighbouring States that require such services,” he added.

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