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Covid-19: Taraba distributes hand sanitizers to CAN, Muslim council

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The Taraba state government has distributed hand sanitizers to the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Muslim Council for onward distribution to their members across the state.

The Ddstribution, the Daily Times learnt was made through the COVID-19 technical committee constituted by the state government recently, for the purpose of curbing the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, who doubles as the chairman of the technical committee on COVID-19, said the exercise was part of the state government’s efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the state.

Dr. Vakkai added that the state government procured the items to complement its effors in ensuring that the state was free from the virus.

He further refuted media reports that the state recorded cases of the pandemic, saying out of the three suspected cases, one has already tested negative while the results of the other two were being awaited.

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“Contrary to rumours and report that there are three cases of COVID-19 in Taraba state, there is no single case of the virus in the state of.

“Out of the three suspected cases that were sent to Abuja for testing, one was negative while the results of the remaining two are still being awaited.

“I therefor, urge the people of the state to disregard the report in its entirety as there is no need to panic.

“The state government is doing everything possible to prevent the spread of the virus in the state,” he added.

Vakkai also disclosed that Governor Darius Ishaku has directed the commissioner for finance to make available an account through which individuals in the state who wish to contribute financially in combating the pandemic would lodge their contributions.

He revealed that the state government has taken delivery of face masks and protective gears donated by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for the use of health workers in the state.

Similarly, Gov. Ishaku’s recent directive, banning Friday Juma’at rayers and Sunday church services across the state were strictly adhered to.

Our correspondent, who visited various mosques on Friday and churches on Sunday in Jalingo metropolis, disclosed that all the worship places visited were under lock and key.

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