COVID-19: Cross River deserves some accolades — NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Team on Monday arrived Cross River State for an on the ground assessment/tour of the facility, following the State’s zero COVID-19 status.
Briefing the team in her officer, Cross River Commissioner for Health0, Dr. Beta Edu said they have been proactive before the first case was recorded on February 27th, 2020.
Dr. Edu appealed to Federal Government and NCDC to support the State at various levels where it needs supports especially at the international borders and it’s a laboratory at Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH.
It should be noted that Cross River was the first state to start the no mask, no movement policy, we blocked all borders too, very early and we were carrying out drills twice a day and later reduced it to once a day as part of proactive measures.
Speaking further she said the state has set up over 50 monitoring teams stationed at various strategic points and at border communities to check the influx and movement of people adding that the virus doesn’t move but infected people are the ones who spread it.
She said: “There was a lot of anxiety before coming to Cross River, but I am glad we were given a warm reception.
“We are surprised at the level of work that has been put in place so far, all the people we saw were all on nose masks with different teams at various points in the state.