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Good News, Kaduna Discharges Another COVID-19 Patient

Kaduna State Ministry of Health has discharged one more patient out of the six COVID-19 active cases, bringing the number of discharged cases to five.

Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Balon,  confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday.

She said that the latest discharge brings to five the number of patients discharged since 14 April 2020.

The Commissioner also confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in the state, which brings the total number of active coronavirus patients in Kaduna State to four.

The three new cases in Kaduna were earlier announced Monday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The Commissioner further said that among the three new cases is a 23- year- old male, ‘’who came into the state from Istanbul via Dubai sometime in March.’’

According to her: “The second patient is a 51-year old male who was tested in Samaru, Sabon-Gari local government area, after coming in from Kano.’’

Dr Baloni further said that the third patient had earlier travelled to Kano and he is a 42-year- old male from Unguwan Geza, Kaduna.

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‘’These new cases reflect the danger that interstate travels pose to efforts to contain COVID-19,’’ she pointed out, warning that ‘’such travels spread the virus from place to place, complicate contact tracing and risk implanting the virus in communities.’’

Dr Baloni argued that “the lockdown which mandates ‘people to stay at home is based on the logic that during a pandemic, the less contact there is with others, the safer everyone is.’’

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