Taraba State is intensifying efforts to keep COVID 19 completley out of the state and to also ensure that the state record no fatality case.
The efforts to keep the pandemic out of the state was disclose yesterday in Jalingo Taraba state capital by Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state who said his administration was expanding testing and treatment facilities for COVID-19 in preparation for the next phase of its campaign against the disease.
The governor stated this when the members of the Taraba State Task Force on COVID-19 led by its chairman, Dr Innocent Vakkai presented an executive summary of the activities of the Task Force to him in Government House Jalingo.
The revealed in vivid terms that the state has recorded so far 95 cases of Covid 19 infection without any fatality case.
“All the cases were successfully treated and they have re-joined their families” the report stated.
Governor Ishaku attributed the low cases of the infection and high rate of survival to the early and adequate preparations made by his administration since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria.
He recalled that his administration was heavily criticised by political opponents for the timely decision to lock down activities in the state and close down markets, worship centres and the state’s borders.
“These measures have paid off, we thank the people of the state for bearing the pains of those necessary steps taken to prevent spread of the disease with understanding”
“The low infection rates recorded had vindicated our administration” He said his administration was expanding testing and isolation facilities in the state to ensure prompt treatment of cases when they
Governor Ishaku urged the people of the state to continue to practice the international protocol of prevention because COVID-19 is a
Earlier, the chairman of the Task Force, Dr Vakkai attributed the successes recorded in the battle against the pandemic to the moral and material support from the Governor.
He said in the next phase of activities against the spread of the pandemic, sensitisation will
remain a critical area of emphasis.