Fear As 3 Commissioners Tested Positive For COVID-19 In Niger State
Not a good time for three commissioners in Niger state after testing positive for coronavirus
Fear gripped friends and family of three commissioners who tested positive for coronavirus in Niger state.
According to ThisDay, all three are state executive councilors who test positive for the virus.
This development caused fear among other members of the state executive council and employees of relevant ministries.
Two commissioners reportedly tested positive from the senatorial district of southern Niger, and the third from the senatorial district of eastern Niger.
It turned out that the discovery was made in the middle of last week, when the relevant commissioners showed symptoms of the disease.
According to the findings, the three commissars had already been placed in solitary confinement, while others had been instructed to report for tests.
“Everyone who attended the last state executive board meeting, including support staff, must be tested,” the source said.
When contacted by the chairman of the state task force on COVID-19 and the state government secretary, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, they confirmed the story, stating that all commission members must be tested.
However, Matane said four of the commissioners who passed the test had tested negative.
However, he added that some of the commissioners were out of state, “but when they come in, they will need to be checked.”
He ruled out the possibility of an outbreak of the disease, pointing out that “we are not thinking about another block, but we will continue to observe the development of events.”
Matane advised residents of the state to always adhere to the COVID-19 protocol to avoid further spread of the virus.