By Beauty John, LAFIA
The Nasarawa state governor Abdullahi Sule has announced that the state has recorded four (4) deaths and 91 cases since the outbreak of the novel COVID-19 virus.
Sule stated this during an expanded COVID-19 committee meeting at the government house in Lafia on Thursday.
The governor said that the four deaths include a member of the Nasarawa State House Assembly, Sulieman Adamu who represented Nasarawa-West until he died of COVID-19 recently.
Briefing the newsmen at the end of the task force meeting, the state commissioner for health, Pharmacist Ahmed Baba Yahaya said that about 30 people have recovered from the virus.
Meanwhile, there are 39 active cases who are very stable and are responding to treatment.
“We have taken over 700 numbers of individuals for testing, and about 699 results have been received, 91 tested positive and 19 we are still awaiting their results,” he revealed.
The commissioner disclosed that a testing centre will soon be made available by the NCDC.
“We are expecting from the NCDC very soon, a testing centre. From the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, we are also expecting a mobile testing lab” he said.
On the issue of restrictions imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, Yahaya said that the committee has agreed to lift the ban on motorcycles in the state, provided the rider carry’s one passenger and both are fully kitted with their face masks.
According to him, the task force has resolved to be in line with the federal government therefore, curfew in the state is now from 10pm to 4am.