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COVID-19: INEC releases 39 vehicles for contact tracing in Kano, Plateau

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Mahmood-Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed 39 additional vehicles to support the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVlD-19 in contact tracing, surveillance, laboratory and infection prevention in Kano and Plateau states.

The National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education Committee for INEC, Festus Okoye, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said the vehicles were deployed in response to the request by the PTF to facilitate the movement of medical personnel for massive contact tracing and testing in the two states.

He said: “ln response to a request by the PTF on combating COVlD-19 for more vehicles to support the national emergency against the coronavirus pandemic, the Commission has deployed about 39 additional vehicles.

“30 up vans have been deployed to Kano to facilitate the movement of medical personnel for massive contact tracing and testing in the state while nine vehicles have been assigned to Plateau.”

According to him, the Commission would continue to work with all agencies and stakeholders to combat COVlD-19 in the country.

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He reiterated the Commission’s appeal to all citizens to stay safe by complying with the advice of the medical experts.

INEC had on April 3 deployed about 100 vehicles to Lagos, Oyo, Osun, and three other states to support the PTF in combating the pandemic.

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