The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has described as impressive, excellent, as well as innovate, the various measures adopted by Cross River State against the pandemic.
It also lauded the drive through test centre established by Governor Ben Ayade for the testing of samples for COVID-19. The team was in the state, yesterday, to assess its readiness for the management of the phase two of the pandemic.
Speaking after inspecting the testing centre, leader of the PTF team, Dr Faisal Shuaib, commended Governor Ayade for what he described as his imaginative creativity.
At the state garment factory, the team also witnessed the practical production of Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, including face shields amongst others.
Bayelsa distributes another round of palliatives
In Bayelsa State, the state government has begun the distribution of food items as part of the palliatives to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
The items being distributed to the eight local government areas, which is the third round of palliatives by the state government, included rice, garri, beans, sugar, salt, spaghetti and noodles.