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COVID-19: 10 Doctors Test Positive, One Dead




Ganiyat Ganiyu

One medical doctor has lost her life while 10 others are battling for their lives after contracting the ravaging coronavirus disease in Cross River State.

This was confirmed by the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Cross River State branch.

The Chairman of the state chapter, Dr. Agam E. Ayuk, while speaking with newsmen in Calabar gave the name of the deceased as Dr Kate Okpa of their Ogoja chapter.

Dr Agam said, “Currently, we have nine members who are infected with COVID-19. We lost a member in Ogoja, Rev Sister (Dr) Kate Okpa to COVID-19. It is something that is serious.

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“The National Response Team has been around for almost two weeks now but the challenge we have in the state is that positive cases of COVID-19 are under-reported and the government is not helping out.

“Presently, we have pressure on UCTH. The reports you see are from NCDC or UCTH platforms.

“We thank God that NCDC is listening to us hence the state has two testing centres for COVID-19 and we are happy with the response we have gotten. Let the government of Cross River State listen to us and do their own part,” he said.

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