Kogi State confirms first case of Coronavirus
Kogi State has recorded its first cases of Coronavirus since the pandemic broke out in February in the nation.
Kogi and Cross Rivers State recently held the record as the main two states in Nigeria not to have recorded Coronavirus.
In any case, on Wednesday, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC, detailed that two individuals have tested positive for the infection in Kogi.
Director, Kogi State part of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr Kabir Zubair, had barely any days prior said the body was unsettled about the test over testing made by the state government.
Zubair had said notwithstanding the expanding quantities of suspected cases, his associates couldn’t affirm any of the cases since research center tests were not continuous.
He stated: “People are presenting with the symptoms of COVID-19, even though it may not be all the symptoms of the disease but doctors are suspicious of COVID -19, and because we are not able to carry out tests, we could not confirm all the suspicions. Everything ends at the level of suspicion.
“We have been on their neck to see how they will resume the tests but they are not collaborating in any way with NMA. What the state government has done is that they have been able to procure their own antigen test kits approved by the US Food & Drugs Administration, FDA.
“That is what they said will be used to test any COVID-19 suspected case now, even though the World Health Organisation, WHO, did not recommend the use of test kits of an antigen or antibody. But for now, that is what we have and we will make do with it.”