COVID-19: BE AT ALERT AS WE EXPECT POSITIVE CASES SOON- DR. BETTA TO C’RIVERIANS

The Honourable Commissioner for Health and Chairman Cross River State Covid-19 Response Taskforce Dr. Betta Edu has called on Cross Riverians to expect positive Covid-19 cases anytime soon following the Federal Government of Nigeria resolve to lift the ban on interstate travel and opening of the airport.

Dr Edu stated this as she decried the massive influx of people into the state over the last 6 days. She said hundreds of persons have moved into the state and more than anytime we are at risk.

According to her, the influx of people into the state since the re-opening of the interstate border is extremely overwhelming, adding that it poses a very serious public health concern especially in the fight against contending the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic.

She further stressed that most entrants into the state including some almajiris that came in about four days ago in their numbers are from Covid-19 epic center, and that this calls for worry. The state is urgently intensifying plans to set up more stringent public health preventive measures following the development stating that Cross Riverians should expect a new normal. However, she call for calm adding that it is time for all Cross Riverians to take precaution as they engage in their daily activities. According to her, everyone must be on alert and remain safe in this second phase of the pandemic.

“Please don’t feel panic, don’t feel stigmatized, walk into our new test centers, get tested, get protected and together we can overcome this virus” Dr. Betta Edu

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3 Comments on “COVID-19: BE AT ALERT AS WE EXPECT POSITIVE CASES SOON- DR. BETTA TO C’RIVERIANS”

  1. It is a shame as the government has left us unprotected. You know so well that majority of the persons coming into the state are from the Covid-19 known areas, then why allow them entrance into the city or state when they are a security risks to the state and city in particular. That is irresponsibility and ungodly.

  2. It is a shame as the government has left us unprotected. You know so well that majority of the persons coming into the state are from the Covid-19 known areas, then why allow them entrance into the city or state when they are a security risks to the state and city in particular. That is irresponsibility and ungodly.

    1. God bless you 🙏 sir, the entrance & influx of people from epi-centre is a complete cover for the the self denials that Cross River State is free from COVID19.
      A lot have died untested & no test centers, even the front line medical personel have no PPE.
      The chicken is just coming home to be Roasted. Nigeria has a health minister but had a neutral Man for the taskforce job, Gov Ayade & Betha Edu know what’s up.
      We are watching how lives & replace with personal aggrandizement.

      NEJI-ABANG ob’Jozef

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