The Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Hon. Dr. Betta Edu has on behalf of the Ministry of Health in Cross River State called on the General public in a press release made today to Disregard Information of any COVID-19 First Positive Case in Calabar.
According to the press release, The Attention of the Cross River State Ministry of Health has been drawn to rumours circulating the Social Media and trending by CalabarTrendingTV about a first positive test for Corona Virus (COVID-19) involving a Student of Human Kinetics Department, University of Calabar and isolated at home who had at some point come in contact with some persons.
Dr Beta Edu stated that the press release is to notify the general public that the information is false and misleading and should not in any way cause unnecessary fear and panic as Cross River State still remains free of COVID-19. “The Permanent Isolation Center is still vacant with no patient in it” She said. The university has been contacted and department visited but no such suspect was seen.
Cross Riverians are therefore advice by this notice not to panic as all hands are on deck to ensure that any suspected case is managed properly especially as the Government of Sen Prof Ben Ayade has put everything in place to ensure that citizens of the State gets proper medical attention at all times.