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Katsina Gets First Case of Coronavirus


The Covid-19 has visited Katsina State on Wednesday as it records its first suspect of the deadly.

Dr Kabir Musptapha, the Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Health, disclosed it to journalists on Wednesday during a press briefing.

Mustapha said that the patient who is presently on self-isolation returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warrant further investigations.

According to him, the patient’s samples have been taking and the results were being expected by tomorrow.

Mustapha promised  that contact tracing will commence as soon as the test results are out

”The ministry is taking all precautionary measures and closely working with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on the matter.

”The patient’s history of travel was a high index and the symptoms reported at the clinic prompted actions noting that since his arrival into the state, the patient was taken into personal protection by using face mark and self-isolation

He advised people of the host community of Dutsinma town to be cautious of movements and gatherings saying that people should feel free to seek medical attention as all precautionary measures are in place to provide medical support.

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