The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday declared that no state in Nigeria, including Cross River is free from the dreaded COVID-19 disease.
NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu said this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
This came against the fact that Cross River State is yet to record any case of the virus.
Responding to a question about states who were discharging patients and declaring themselves COVID-19 free, Ihekweazu said:
“No state, no single state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free, not one,” Mr. Ihekweazu said. “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.”
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