Apparently, Governor Udom has become an overnight epidemologist as he insists Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu must retest 5 people who initially tested positive to coronavirus in Akwa-Ibom State.
Recall that the Governor refused to shut down schools and worship centers, stating that the State has enough measures to protect self from the virus.
one of the Governor’s reasons for contesting NCDC’s results was that the patients had not started showing symptoms.
The statement reads in full:
“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 have been 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.”