The two suspected COVID-19 cases in Bayelsa State have tested negative for the virus, the state government has said.
According to Dr Inodu Apoku, the Chairman of the Implementation Committee of Bayelsa State Task Force on COVID-19 said samples were collected from the suspects on Monday at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, for testing at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Edo State.
Apoku explained in a statement on Sunday that the results came back negative and the patients have been discharged from the FMC.
He urged members of the public to continue to be vigilant and report anyone manifesting symptoms of the virus through the appropriate channels so that such persons could be screened.
Apoku, also said there were plans to engage community volunteers to monitor persons arriving in their neighbourhood, particularly those whose travel history might be suspicious, NAN reports.
Source: News update