No Nigerian State Is COVID-19 Free – NCDC DG

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu has refuted claims by some state in Nigeria that they do not have any more COVID-19 cases, saying that no state is free of the virus yet.
Ihekweazu said this at the daily press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 today while addressing questions raised about States discharging patients and declaring themselves free.No Nigerian State Is COVID-19 Free - NCDC DGAlthough, the NCDC is yet to officially report a case in Cross River state, as of Monday afternoon, Ihekweazu added that there is no country in the world that is free of the virus either. He noted that
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No state, no single state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free, not one. No country in the world is COVID-19 free. Even New Zealand, that is an island state is still having new cases after a period of not having any. We can’t separate ourselves from the rest of the country. We live in a context, viruses spread, it’s the nature of them, so right now no state is COVID-19 free. That’s why we have to keep doing this work that we are doing, testing people, finding out if they have it“, he said.
No Nigerian State Is COVID-19 Free - NCDC DG
NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu
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