NCDC: Only one Coronavirus test was done in Kogi State


NCDC reports the situation going on in Kogi, and Cross River on Tuesday, May 19 2020.

It is no news that the two states have the lowest figures of samples tested for coronavirus.

Cross River has undergone seven samples all of which came back negative for the deadly virus. As for Kogi, only ONE sample has been tested for the virus.

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The situation report of NCDC also reveals that Lagos has the highest number of coronavirus tests with 14,886 samples tested. FCT, and Kano are following closely with 4,688 and 2,653 respectively.

Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information in Kogi made this statement after the release of the latest figures. Fanwo claims that the NCDC team that came to the state was refusing to be under isolation or have their samples taken for tests.

He said:

“It was drama today at the Kogi State Government House as officials of the National Center for Disease Control sent to ascertain the COVID-19 status flee the state,”

“The Officials said they were not ready to be tested for COVID-19 and went back to Abuja. Today, the Governor showed the statesmanship in him once again by appreciating the support of the NCDC and defending the health interests of his people.”


Responding to allegation is the Director-General of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu. He expresses his utmost disappointment with the outcome in Kogi, saying his team can only offer help where it is needed.

On May 12, Fanwo also said that the Kogi state government procured about 5,000 test kits. However, 111 residents after testing were confirmed negative for COVID-19. So how did NCDC record only one test?

Since the index case of COVID-19 in February, 2020 in Nigeria, a total of 36,899 samples have been tested. 6,175 positive cases, 1,644 cases discharged, and 191 deaths.

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