As indicated by him, a state can possibly discuss being COVID-19 free when it is trying and have the compelling instrument to battle the ailment. He said that states need to begin testing now as the office is attempting to build up its lab ability to test more.
“No state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free. No nation on the planet is COVID-19 free. “That is the reason we need to continue accomplishing this work we are doing, trying individuals, seeing whether they have it. “Regardless of whether a few of us are fortunate and pull off having asymptomatic contamination, we need to test more.
“We can possibly discuss a state being sans ailment when we have a viable device to battle the sickness. “That will come when we have an immunization. “Up to that point, there is no simple method to state this. We need to continue pushing for these preventive measures.
“We need to build up our research facility capacity to test. “It is possible that you begin testing now or you begin testing later. “Be that as it may, in the long run, we will all test. That is without a doubt,” Ihekweazu said. Talking on the PTF group that visited Akwa Ibom, Edo, Plateau and Lagos states, he lauded the states for their endeavors yet communicated stress that numerous individuals were not wearing covers.
“We still saw a gathering of too many people in the place at the time and we know that across the country we are struggling with this and I really want to encourage all Nigerians that we can’t treat our way out of this, we simply can’t, we have to prevent, it is the only chance we have so as we work hard, as we congratulate those treating, we must take responsibility for prevention. It’s in our hands.” he said.
Nigeria on Sunday recorded 436 new instances of COVID-19, acquiring the complete number of diseases the nation to 20,244 from 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Cross River is the main state with no affirmed case.