Breaking: Gov Bello finally succumbed, now observing COVID-19 protocols

By Benjamin Arida/:

Governor Yahaya Bello has finally succumbed and agreed that there is presence of coronavirus in Kogi state, North Central Nigeria.

Bello, in a recent photograph was wearing face mask to observe COVID-19 protocol is an indication that he has agreed there is existence of the deadly virus in Kogi state.

This has finally brought to an end to his claim that COVID-19 does not exist in Kogi state, which has generated contrversy between him and the PTF since the inception of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

The management of COVID-19 in Kogi has been enmeshed in several controversies as the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19 earlier this month declared Kogi a high-risk state for refusing to acknowledge the existence of the disease.

Since Nigeria announced the second wave of the pandemic last December, infections and deaths have increased. Nearly half of Nigeria’s infections were recorded this year alone with about 65,000 infections reported since January 1, 2021.

On February 27, it will be exactly one year since Nigeria reported its first COVID-19 infection in an Italian businessman, who flew into the country in a Turkish airline that landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

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