The story published in The Guardian newspaper edition of Thursday April 2, 2020 claiming that Taraba State now has one positive case of Coronavirus infection is false.

This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan Abu today 3rd April 2020 in Jalingo.

Mr. Bala Abu said that the management of the newspaper has accordingly acknowledged its mistake and has today (April 3, 2020) published a retraction and reemphasized that Taraba State, as at today, has NO case of Coronavirus virus infection.

“I wish to use this medium to urge the general public to disregard the falsehood published earlier by The Guardian as well as the reactions that have trailed it on social media.”

“The administration of Gov. Darius Dickson Ishaku has worked very hard to achieve this zero-infection figure. We give credit for this to Almighty God and the people of the state for cooperating with the administration on this very critical issue.”

The media aide to the governor encouraged the public to continue to adhere to the rules of personal hygiene and social distancing and to avoid handshakes as the government is doing everything possible to mitigate the pains of the lockdown which begins at 11pm today in the state.

Together we shall work to keep Coronavirus out of Taraba State.

Management of The Guardian Newspaper Acknowledges Mist