By Danjuma Joseph Lafia
Nasarawa State has recorded 4 deaths out of 91 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the state.
Governor Abdullahi Sule disclosed yesterday in Lafia at the high powered review meeting of the state COVID-19 committee in Government house
“The state, unfortunately, recorded four dead including the member of the state assembly representing Nasarawa-West who had died earlier of the disease.
He explained that out of the 91 confirmed cases in the state, four died while 705 samples were taken from the state to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) for testing since the outbreak of the pandemic in the state.
“Out of the 705 samples taken, we have so far received 659 results and 90 were confirmed positive, while results of the remaining are still being awaited” he said.
Engineer Sule used the opportunity to show appreciation to traditional rulers, security agents and the media, for their continued support while government put measures in place to contain and control the spread of the pandemic.
He particularly thanked the people of the state for their understanding and cooperation throughout the trying moment occasioned by the outbreak of the COVID-19.
“That is why it’s important that we sit today. In the whole country, the situation is being reviewed and some of the restrictions are being relaxed.
“Because some of these restrictions are actually having devastating effects on the economy, so the Federal Government and other states have no option than, in spite of the increase of the number of the cases, relax some of these restrictions,” the Governor stated.