He added that health workers at treatment centres required accommodation, insurance and motivation in the discharge of their duties.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Lar, said “the state has a total of 5,962 confirmed cases as published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and a record of 46 deaths.”

He called for the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols through increased sensitisation and scaling-up of community engagements and awareness on transmission and preventive measures.

He urged local government chairmen to support COVID-19 response teams in their areas for contact tracing, sample collection and active cases.

In his remarks, the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, urged traditional leaders to assist in fishing out criminal elements in communities.

He urged security agencies to conduct investigations and other duties effectively, saying the security and welfare of people should be their priority.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Plateau Commissioner of Police, State Director of Department of Security Services, religious and traditional leaders, were also at the meeting.