Cross River State has recorded its first COVID-19 case.
Chief Medical Director, College of Calabar Instructing Hospital, Prof Ikpeme Ikpeme, made this recognized in a memo to workers on Thursday.
Some troopers transferred from Cross River State to Sokoto State had final week examined constructive for the virus.
In line with Prof Ikpeme, a speedy take a look at was performed on a affected person and the consequence got here out constructive.
He mentioned, “A current speedy take a look at carried out on a affected person got here out constructive. Nevertheless, the affected person had recovered and was discharged from our isolation centre final week.
“Administration then again will do every thing potential to make sure that workers and sufferers are adequately protected according to Nigeria Centre for Illness Management tips.”
Ikpeme added that the UCTH administration had been in direct contact with the Director Common of NCDC and has authorized the hospital as an unbiased take a look at centre.
He added, “The implication of that is that, henceforth, we don’t have to go samples via the Epidemiology Unit of the state as was the case earlier than.”
All 36 states in Nigeria and Federal Capital Territory have now recorded instances of COVID-19 for the reason that nation’s index case was reported on February 27.