Covid 19: Only 3 Chinese, Not 43 Persons, Quarantined in Plateau, LGA Boss Says



From Yakubu Busari,Jos



The Chairman of Wase Local Government Council, Dr Ado Abubakar Buba has dispelled the presence of coronavirus in the LGA for which 43 members of the community were reportedly isolated.

In a telephone interview with our correspondent in Jos on Monday, Dr Buba said the council has no record of outbreak of coronavirus yet.

He said the story making the rounds was due to the gap in information handling, stating that “three of the Chinese national who came into Wase LGA were denied integration by their own Chinese brothers mining in Safiyo area of the LGA .

“The Chinese were afraid that those of their who came into Nigeria recently have no international passport and suspecting their movements decided to draw government’s attention to that effect and immediately the three of them were quarantined”

“Based on the information made available to the council, we had to get a joint team of health workers who report directly to the ministry of health. That 43 people have been quarantined is beyond anything I know”.

“These Chinese came in and then some of their people who are mining in Wase were not satisfied with their health status. They decided to invite us to quarantine them for a period of time before allowing them to move freely.”

According to him he decided to make the clearance not to create fear and panic in the LGA and the state.

The member representing Wase constituency in the House of Assemble, Hon Yahaya Mavo said he is still in Abuja on special duty and was unaware of 43 persons isolated.

He said the information reaching through media that there is an outbreak of coronavirus in Wase which they are working hard to control the information .