Bauchi state residents shun test against COVID-19

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The Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Rilwan Mohammed, said residents of the state were shunning tests.

According to him, testing now based on request because people have not been coming for it, “We are supposed to have been doing community testing but we are no longer doing it.

“The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), gave us support on the laboratory aspect, but unfortunately, people do not want to do the testing and there are no cases.

“We have reagents now because the NCDC brings them to us but the problem we have sometimes is lack of diesel to power generators, but the governor is supporting us in that regard,” Dr Rilwan said.

He also stated on enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols that, the protocols are there, but there are a lot of resistance.

Rilwan also lamented that bank officials in the state refused to be vaccinated.

Bank officials, except the Central Bank of Nigeria, refused to receive the vaccination. Almost all the people in banks refused to take the vaccination and that is a big problem.

“If any bank has any case of COVID-19, we will seal that bank until all of them get vaccinated.”

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