Akwa Ibom state government  rejects COVID 19 results of 5 cases, asks NCDC to conduct fresh tests

Akwa Ibom state government rejects COVID 19 results of 5 cases, asks NCDC to conduct fresh tests

Akwa Ibom state government has rejected the test results of five coronavirus cases which the NCDC announced on Wednesday.

Furthermore, the State recorded its first cases after the declaration of 23 new cases on Wednesday night.

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But Akwa Ibom state government rejected the results saying the test has to be redone.

Furthermore, the government claimed the test had some abnormalities also adding that the cases are yet to show any symptoms of the virus.

Also, the state argued that the NCDC Director-General didn’t know anything about the results before the announcement.

The statement reads:

“We observed a disturbing breach in the test and reporting procedure. Akwa Ibom State Government only heard about the test results in the news

“The Director-General of NCDC was not aware of the reported result announcement.

“All five reported positive test cases have been contacted, and they have shown no COVID-19 symptoms.

“While the tests were being processed in NCDC-approved test facilities, all suspected cases were held in isolation.

“Several sample batches previously sent for testing from Akwa Ibom State, and they all returned negative results.

“Owing to the irregularities observed in the testing and reporting procedure,

Health Care Professionals in Akwa Ibom State have called for an immediate reconfirmation test on the five reported cases.”

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