The Kogi State Government has countered reports by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that it has recorded two index cases of Coronavirus.
The State commissioner for health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu, in a press statement on Wednesday, described the claim as “a fallacy”.
He said: “Till this moment, Kogi State is COVID-19 free. We have developed full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds of tests so far which have returned negative.
“We have also continued to insist that we will not be a party to any fictitious COVID-19 claims which is why we do not recognise any COVID-19 test conducted by any Kogite outside the boundaries of the State except those initiated by us.
“Any attempt to force us to announce a case of COVID-19 will be vehemently rejected.”
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday said that two index cases were recorded in Kogi bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 8733.