Vincent Okpala, commissioner for health made this known at the state house of assembly, on Friday.
The commissioner of health and his communication counterpart was on Friday summoned by the members of the assembly on efforts they were making to prevent the virus in the state.
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The commissioner said, “I want to inform you that we have checked out all the Chinese in the state and they are free from the disease for now. We are on ground to respond to any eventuality. ”
“We are also in regular touch with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. We have put machineries in place to check contractors, businessmen and people coming in from the affected countries to avoid having the disease in the state.
“However, our challenges are lack of enough personnel in the event of coronavirus outbreak in the state, lack of resources for detection, isolation and containment. We do not have world-class isolation centre.
“So, we are making do with what we have which is why we are emphasising on prevention to make sure that Covid-19 does not get into our state.”