The Taraba State government has confirmed the result released by the National Center for Disease Control NCDC on two new active cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The commissioner for health, Dr. Innocent Vakai, who is also chairman Taraba state technical committee on COVID-19 also announced the cases on Tuesday to journalists in Jalingo.
Vakai said the two patients have already been quarantined at the isolation centers of the federal medical center (FMC) and the specialist hospital Jalingo.
Vakai while emphasising the Taraba state government’s readiness to ensure safety of the citizens from the pandemic, the commissioner quoted the technical committee as blaming the citizens for not adhering to the safety measures on COVID-19.
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According to him, the technical committee observed that public activities of over (20) persons like, football matches and wedding ceremonies were being held in different parts of the state without the use of facemasks.
He announced that the state lockdown order is still in force, noting that the interstate travel ban lifted by the federal government was not the decision of the Taraba State government as it remains prohibited in the state.
He advised citizens to adhere to safety measures and the state laid down rules to help manage the situation.