Coronavirus in Cross River
Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has said though the state is currently free of coronavirus, it may soon record an avalanche of cases confirming that he sees it coming.
This comment is coming from Ayade days after the Federal Government lifted the ban placed on interstate travels across the nation.
According to him, the state does not have control of its borders anymore since the federal government has lifted the ban on interstate travels and the lockdown is also over.
There have been arguments about the coronavirus free status of the state, but the Cross River State governor said there is no gain in hoarding information about the presence of any confirmed case of coronavirus in the state.
Ayade while speaking with newsmen at the state government house in Calabar the state capital added that he will not want mass death in his state because any governor who pretends that there are no coronavirus cases in his state when there are will have a mass burial in such state.
He stressed that Cross River did all it could to ensure that the virus was not imported into the state as it was in other states, making the state to be coronavirus free.
“As a state, we were the first to lock down our boundaries. Records have it that Cross Rivers is the only state that invested over 100 vehicles for effective manning of its boundaries and we even went beyond that by producing facemasks, shields, and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Ayade frowned at insinuations that the state has anything to hide about the true coronavirus status.
There are 26,484 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country with 603 deaths, 10,152 recoveries, and 15,728 active cases.