In Kebbi State, Three Hundred and Six positive cases of ÇOVID-19 were recorded from the begining of detection of the virus last year to date in the state.
The State Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Jafaru Mohammed Zuru, mentioned this while addressing newsmen shortly after declearing open a training session for local government health workers in the state.
The Commissioner, also debuked a report that, Kebbi State was among states that are unsafe for ÇOVID-19, saying the state has in the past collected about five thousand samples and from the time of the report their was two hundred and seventy positive cases.
He explains that, the state had kick start the ramp up testing this week for it to reflect the right requirement of the national prevention ÇOVID-19 so that it also meet the standard within the national dash board.
The Commissioner said, the aimed of the training was to increase specimen collection and laboratory testing at the local government areas in the state.
He explains that, by collecting more specimen, it would enable the state know its stand and also reflect the standard at the national dash board.
The Commissioner pointed out that, the state is strategically located within the two countries of Niger and Benin Republic, where there is influx of people and there are people that came in to the state and were tested positive but more of the cases are from the state.