The Plateau Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nimkong Lar has come out to say that 41 health workers have been infected with COVID-19 in the state, with eight deaths recorded.
He revealed this at a press briefing in Jos on the update on government’s efforts at combating COVID-19 in the state.
According to him, the state has 330 confirmed cases of the disease out of the 4,076 tests carried out so far.
He added that from June 29, the enforcement teams will wage a robust action on defaulters of the safety measures, whether citizens or organizations.
His words, “We have received 3,471 results, with 605 pending. We have 99 in our isolation centres and 37 on home care,”
“Commencing from June 29, the enforcement teams will wage a robust action on defaulters, whether citizens or organisations, particularly in the six local governments, including Jos North, Jos South, Barkin Ladi, Mangu, Kanam and Kanke.
“This enforcement will go simultaneously with public education campaign by health educators to further enlighten the citizens on the dangers of the disease and what to do to be protected.”