Kogi State government said that 111 persons it tested for COVID-19 all returned negative.
The Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Kingsley Fanwo, who disclosed this in a statement in Lokoja on Tuesday said the random tests were done without the supervision of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“Kogi State got testing kits independently but followed NCDC guidelines. One hundred and eleven COID-19 rapid tests were conducted in Kogi State yesterday and all results came out negative,” he said.
“We shall not go to streets to pick people to be tested for COVID-19, but hospitals where people with similar symptoms are found and also based on any information of suspected cases,” he added.
Fanwo said the state has remained COVID-19 free.