Breaking :Ten COVID-19 Patients Discharged on the Plateau, Healthforbes Media reporting.
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The Plateau State Government, have discharged 10 COVID-19 patients.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr.Nimkong Lar while addressing newsmen alongside the Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS), Prof Danladi Atu, and Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang .
He said they were discharged after been tested negative for COVID-19.
He said so far Plateau has only 11 active cases of Coronavirus in the State and they are all responding to treatment .
“Plateau recorded only one case of Covid-19 yesterday as against the five cases announced by the Nigeria Center For Disease Control, (NCDC) as four of the results were repeated by the agency.”
He said that 96 results are pending, with 255 persons in various Isolation Centers and that so far their is no record of death by the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Governor Simon Lalong is asking the citizens of Plateau State not to panic, but to continue to strictly adhere to guidelines and regulations put in place to contain the disease and curb community spread.
Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS), Prof Danladi Atu said that the State Governor Simon Lalong is worried by the incessant violation of the closure of all boundary routes into the State which has been identified as a major source of importing COVID-19 into the State.
He said recently Governor Simon Lalong visited some boundary entry points to assess the situation and has ordered that all his commissioners to work to ensure that that the order is not tampered with.
Atu said so far over 46 motorcycles ridders who aided travelers into the state have been arrested and prosecuted.
He said several others have also been arrested with fake passes.
The SGS urged citizens of the state to continue to comply with the rules for restriction of movement, use of face marks, adhering to social distancing and observing personal hygiene and sanitation requirements.
“We are now going into aggressive enforcement,” the Commissioner for information and Communication Dan Manjang added that security operatives have been ordered to arrest those who do not wear facemask in public places.
The State Government also used the briefing to remind it’s citizen that the masks wearing is compulsory .
He called on the people of the state not to
disregard government orders with regards to COVID-19,notable is that of the Presidential order which imposed curfew on the country lasting between 8.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m everyday .
“ It is in this light therefore, that the Plateau State Government issues this reminder that the curfew so imposed by President Buhari is sill in force.
By Dung Donald Malou