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There is no COVID-19 Kogi State – Health Commissioner insists

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Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu on Wednesday in Lokoja insisted that there is no case of COVID-19 in the State.

In a statement he issued which was obtained by CAPITAL POST in Lokoja, he vowed that the State would never feigned having the virus for financial gains.

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The statement reads: “Till this very moment, Kogi is Covid-19 free. We have developed full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds of tests so far which have returned negative.

“We have also continued to insist that we will not be a party to any fictitious Covid-19 claims which is why we do not recognise any Covid-19 test conducted by any Kogite outside the boundaries of the State except those initiated by us.

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“Any attempt to force us to announce a case of Covid-19 will be vehemently rejected.

“We continue to enjoin our people to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic into the State and give no listening ears to rumour peddlers and mischief makers.

“We are more than prepared to secure the life of our people and have no interest in playing politics with their Health concerns.”

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