The Kogi State Government has rejected the two index cases reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control , The PUNCH reports .
The State commissioner for health , Dr. Saka Haruna Audu , in a press statement on Wednesday described the claim as a fallacy.
He said , “Kogi State till this very moment is COVID -19 free . We have developed full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds of tests so far which have returned negative .
“We have also continued to insist that we will not be a party to any fictitious COVID – 19 claims which is why we do not recognise any COVID – 19 test conducted by any Kogite outside the boundaries of the State except those initiated by us .
“Any attempt to force us to announce a case of COVID -19 will be vehemently rejected.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday said that two index cases were recorded in Kogi , bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 8, 733 .