The Kogi state government has revealed that 111 persons it tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) had returned negative.
Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Kingsley Fanwo, made the disclosure in a statement in Lokoja on Tuesday.
Fanwo, however, said that state officials conducted the tests on the persons without the supervision of officials from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
He added that the testing kits used on the persons were bought by the state to conduct the tests. He added that those tested were picked randomly.
“Kogi State got testing kits independently but followed NCDC guidelines.
“One hundred and eleven COID-19 rapid tests were conducted in Kogi State yesterday and all results came out negative,” he said.
The commissioner noted that the state still remained COVID-19-free, adding that any means to bring the dreaded virus into the state will be rejected.
“We shall not go to streets to pick people to be tested for COVID-19, but hospitals where people with similar symptoms are found and also based on any information of suspected cases,” he stated.