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Hon. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai cleared the air on the news making rounds regarding the cause of death of late Comrade Peter Gambo.

The Taraba state Commissioner for Health and Chairman of the Covid-19 Committee, Dr. Innocent Vakkai has confirmed the death of state Chairman Nigerian of Labour Congress (NLC), comrade Peter Gambo of some health issues that are confidential.

He stated this to newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital and debunked the earlier speculations that the NLC Chairman died of Covid-19 was not true.

The Commissioner noted that the NLC Chairman was not admitted at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo as earlier reported,​ rather he was admitted at the State Specialist Hospital.

He said that the late Gambo had been on admission at the Specialist Hospital Jalingo and​ was tested for COVID-19 but his result came out as negative.

He disclosed that of the two active cases that were announced last week, the one at Specialist Hospital Jalingo has​ been discharged while the other is still in an isolation centre at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.

Dr. Innocent Vakkai expressed worry over the increasing number of the pandemic,​ noting that people must adhere to the social distance protocol.