The Plateau House of Assembly has appealed to the Federal Government to provide a special grant to the State to enable it to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.
The assembly’s Speaker, Mr. Abok Ayuba, made the appeal while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Jos.
Ayuba explained that Plateau had been listed as one of the epic centres of the Coronavirus disease in the country, adding that the grant would help the state to continue to conduct tests and treat those diagnosed with the virus.
Mr. Nanbol Daniel, (PDP, Langtang North Central), House Committee Chairman on Health, urged Plateau citizens to avail themselves for testing for the disease.
Daniel expressed worry that people in the state were avoiding the COVID-19 testing.
He said that without the test, the residents would not know their status, hence stood the risk of infecting others.
According to him, the vaccine manufactured by the research team earlier constituted by the Executive has 90 per cent efficacy.
The chairman encouraged the people to summit themselves for the COVID-19 test.
He suggested that the tests be conducted at all general hospitals in the state for easy accessibility.