Taraba state Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has said that Taraba State is lucky with the low record of the dreaded Corona Virus ravaging the global community, saying that all positive Covid-19 patients have been declared negative.
The Governor stated this while inspecting one hundred bed space at the NYSC isolation center at Jauro Yinu in Jalingo.
The Governor said, at the moment, all positive Covid 19 patients have been declared negative except for the eighty eight Almajeri whose result are still expected emphasizing that efforts are on ground to trace their parents.
Governor Ishaku decried the lack of ventilators and other testing kits to ascertain the true numbers of infected persons and assured Tarabans of his commitment to establish three testing centers for robust testing.
The Governor frowned at the manner people still find their way to the state despite the lockdown and charged security operative to discharge their duties diligently in all border communities of the state.
He expressed happiness that more people are now sensitise on reasons behind the lock down through local government Chairmen and other stakeholders and commended religious leaders for doing same.
Governor Ishaku said the gradual easing of lockdown was what made him to allow people to move from Wednesday and Saturday from eight o’clock in the morning to six o’clock in the evening stating that he will look at the lockdown but not now.
The Governor applauded officials of mobile court set to punish offenders of the lockdown order despite available reports that some people are still flouting the order.
He stressed that only those on essential duties are allow to move during the lockdown.
Governor Ishaku thanked Access bank for partnering with the state government for ensuring that the center is set up to fight Covid 19 pandemic.