Strategy: See Why Cross River is yet to report any COVID-19 case
The governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, on Thursday published the motive the state had notrecorded any COVID-19 case yet.
Nigeria as at Thursday morning had 6677 validatedinstances of COVID-19 shared amongst 34 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Cross River and Kogi states are the solely two states in the country but to document any case of the dreaded virus.
Ayade, who spoke in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, statedthe nation used to be but to report a case of the virus due to the fact his authorities spoke back shortly to the pandemic through shutting its borders, closing airways and declaring ‘No Mask No Movement.’
He additionally stated that he, keept vigil at stateborders to make certain safety, contributed.
“As quickly as we started out analyzing in the papers and staring at on Television the influence of the pandemic globally, what we did as a state was once to rapidly reply to it by way of blockading our nationin opposition to the virus. We locked our borders at once and commenced ‘No Mask No Movement’. We have been proactive and we have endured to maintain that.
“Also, due to the fact we share borders with Cameroon, we ordered over a hundred company new vehicles. Policed all our borders, between Nigeria and Cameroon, such as the criminal and illegal. We ensured that we blocked all Gate to different states. We closed our airways.
“I lead from the front, I individually spent the night time at the borders, retaining vigil to make certainthat entry and exit factors are safe. Our borders and being manned through senior safety operatives to make certain there is no compromise at that point,” Ayade said.
He stated the efforts by using his administration earned them an applaud from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health.
He said, “Yesterday, NCDC and Federal Ministry of health officers simply left right here and they gave us skip mark. They had been very impressed with our isolation centres and laboratories. They have beenvery impressed with our border closures and checkpoints we have put in vicinity to make certainthe use of masks.”