COVID-19: PTF Declares Kogi State A High Risk State, Warns Against Visitation

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The (PTF) on COVID-19 has listed Kogi, Kebbi, Jigawa, Zamfara as high-risk state for failing to give the daily COVID-19 reports.

Incident (NIM) of the PTF , Mukhtar Muhammad warned Nigerians against visiting the state during the ’s press briefing on Monday, February 1, and also accused the Kogi government of failing to report testing and setting up isolation centres.

Muhammad Said;

“In addition to these, we have where data is coming forth. If we don’t test, your data will be analysed and if your data is analysed, we won’t know the level of the pandemic in your state.

“Notable among the are Yobe, Jigawa, Zamfara and Kebbi and of course Kogi that has been reporting at all.

that are testing are probably at much more higher risk than the states that are currently known as high burdened states.

“A state that is not testing at all is an absolute high risk for Nigerians to visit because, there is testing facility and even if you fall sick, there is isolation center and they don’t even acknowledge that the disease exists. So for that reason, we put that state at the of high risk states.”

Muhammad also disclosed that the 22 high burdened local government areas within 13 states in the country, mostly in the cities of the state capitals contributed 95 per cent of new cases recorded in the last six weeks.

He listed the states and local governments as Nkanu West (Enugu); Abuja Municipal (FCT); Gwagwalada FCT; Gombe (Gombe); Chikun (); North; South; Nassarawa (Kano); Katsina (Katsina); Ilorin South (Kwara); Ilorin West (Kwara); Eti-Osa (Lagos); Ikeja (Lagos); Kosofe (Lagos); Lagos Mainland (Lagos); Keffi (Nasarawa); (Lafia) Nasarawa; North (Oyo); North (); South (); Port-Harcourt (Rivers); and Wamako ().