In Adamawa State, One suspected sample of Corona Virus has been sent for examination.
The Secretary to the government of the state and the Chairman COVID- 19 Containment Committee, Engineer Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this at a one-day media sensitization training on covering, reporting and programming on COVID -19 in Yola.
Organized by Journalists Against Polio (JAP), Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency and the UNICEF.
He said, the state government has put all necessary efforts to ensure a proper and satisfactory isolation center is established in the state saying, but the first isolation center is inhabitable.
The Chairman noted that because of the gross inadequacy of the first facility established by the state government, it deemed it fit to put up a new 32 beds isolation center located at the Adamawa German hospital in Yola.
He pointed out that apart from the 4 ventilators, the state has also procured 1,231 protective gears adding that, the state government is also working to ensure that the people are well educated and informed about the virus so as to curtail misinformation which usually breeds tension.
In her speech the executive secretary of Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (APHDA), Dr Batulu Mohammed said, the purpose of the sensitization was to ensure that journalists are adequately sensitized about COVID-19 reportage, pass the right information to curtail stigmatization and to make journalists be core component of the fight against the pandemic.
Also speaking, Adamawa State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr Garba Umar Pella, called for synergy between the media and the government so as to have effective information dissemination.
He noted that in view of the danger of the pandemic, the government will take tough measures to fight the scourge urging the people to bear with the situation as tough times require tough measures.
He urged the media to disseminate timely and accurate report for the good of all.