Visiting NCDC, PTF officials must be quarantined, Cross River insists

Fri May 8th, 2020 - Benue

Smarting from the aborted attempt by five trucks with Almajirais and a corpse from Kano entering Cross River State, the state government has reiterated it’s stand that members of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Presidential Task Force (PTF) coming to the state must be quarantined for 14 days and their samples sent for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) test.

Working on intelligence report, five trucks loaded with Almajirais and a corpse were on Wednesday stopped at Gakem border village in Bekwara Local Government Area of Cross River State with Benue State and returned to where they came from.

Even though the State government is not suspecting any foul play but some members of the public are wondering why the Almajirais coming should coincide with the planned visit of NCDC and PTF to the state that so far has not recorded any COVID-19 case.




source: Guardian