Covid-19: Niger state plans mass testing as three commissioners test positive

Three members of the Niger State Executive Council have tested positive for Covid-19, following the resurgence of the viral disease in the state.

The development has created tension among other members of the executive council and staff of the ministries concerned.

It was learnt that two of the commissioners reported to have tested positive are from the Niger South Senatorial Zone while the third is from Niger East Senatorial District.

It was gathered that the discovery was made middle of last week when the affected commissioners showed signs of the disease.

The three commissioners have already gone into isolation, according to findings, while a directive has been issued to others to present themselves for testing.

 “All those that attended the last state executive council meeting, including the supporting staff, are to be tested,” a source said.




The Chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the State Government, Ibrahim Matane, when contacted, confirmed the development, saying, “All commissioners have been directed to go for COVID-19 test.”

  

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