Commissioner for Health, in Kogi State Dr Saka Haruna, said the state is under pressure to declare that it has COVID-19 cases where there is none.

According to The Punch Haruna who said the state would not succumb to the pressure disclosed the new development in a statement on Thursday.

The commissioner’s claim was revealed after a report, which revealed that four persons suspected to be COVID-19 patients had died at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja in the last one week.

He said that as the state commissioner for health, a member of the Governing Board of the FMC Lokoja, and also the incident manager for COVID-19 in the state, he had yet to be informed of any claimed cases.

The commissioner alleged that the aim of those putting pressure on the state was to politicize the situation as they are not happy that the current administration has been scored high by local and international observers on health care.