COVID-19: Plateau State now ‘hot spot’ – Buhari govt raises alarm



Dr Sani Aliyu

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, has described Plateau State as the epicentre of coronavirus.

Dr. Sani Aliyu, Coordinator of PTF, said Plateau State was the current “hot spot” of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Speaking during the task force daily briefing in Abuja, yesterday, Aliyu said more cases of the virus are being confirmed daily.

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He explained that Plateau State was leading in confirmed cases because more residents are being tested.

According to Aliyu: “We are seeing a gradual shift in the areas of high infection burden, with Plateau reporting the highest number of confirmed cases.

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“Of course, this can be related to increased testing by citizens of the State.

“However, we also need to look at the flip side that there are a number of highly undetected cases lying around which we need to discover and deal with early.”

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