By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
Jigawa Task Force on COVID-19 has attested that it tested 6,130 person’s, while it haa recorded 517 cases of the pandemic across the state.
The Acting Chairman of the Task Force, Dr. Salish Muazu confirmed this at a press conference held at the conference Hall of the the state Ministry of Health.
Muazu who is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, stated that out of the number, about 54 were confirmed positive, affecting 41 frontline doctors of theirs, and thirteen deaths resulted.
He also stressed that a stakeholder’s meeting was held aimed at sensitizing and mobilizing members of the public to comply with the federal government directives on adherence to COVID-19 protocols, as measures are in place by government in trying the erring violators of such directives.
“Our meeting of today was to abreast stakeholders on the need to focus on public advocacy on importance of COVID-19 protocols such as constant hand washing, the use of facemasks at all times, among others as preventive measures on the prevelance of COVID-19 pandemic for public good healrh, and a healthy environment,” he explained.
He called on members of the public to always adhere to COVID-19 protocols due to its importance to one’s health status.
He also charged members of the public to uphold frequent tests of their health status.
Similarly, he assured of the Tasks Force’s readiness to uphold its responsibility in high esteem to ensure the successful fight against the menace.
“I assure you that we will not relent in our efforts in the fight against this deadly illness, as we are assured of getting all necessary support from the state government in terms of facilities and qualified manpower development in tackling the pandemic,” he added.