Borno state government has attributed rising cases of COVID19 in the state to flagrant disregard of federal government’s ban on inter-state travels.

The state has recorded about one hundred cases in the last one week thereby occupying the ninth position with over four hundred and fifty confirmed cases.

Commissioner of Health Dr Salihu Kwayabura made this known at a media briefing in Maiduguri.

He said the covid 19 response team has ramped up testing capacity to cover increased number of passengers coming to the state.

According to Dr Kwayabura, the committe has taken necessary measures to prevent devastation due to second wave of the pandemic, calling on residents to be extra vigilant.

He said the response team has stepped up awareness campaign on preventive measures against Coronavirus and have also fortified health facilities across the state to prevent any possible outbreak. n rising cases of renal failure, Dr Salihu Kwayabura explained that a research team has been set up the investigate the remote and immediate courses.

He explained that the new kidney centre at the state specialist hospital has carried out six hundred and seventy five free dialysis sessions in the last five months to manage patients suffering from kidney problems.


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