Katsina State Records Suspected Case of Corna Virus
AREWA AGENDA – Katsina State has recorded it’s first suspected case of Corona Virus also known as Covid-19 in Dutsinma Local Government Area of the State.
This was disclosed in a press briefing by the Parmanent Secretary, Katsina State Ministry of health the, Dr Kabir Mustapha.
Dr. Kabir explained that the suspect who developed symptoms that required further investigation after returning from Malaysia, is currently in self isolation
He said the patient’s blood samples have already been taken and results were expected tomorrow, adding that the contact tracing will commence as soon as results are out.
He disclosed that the Ministry is taking serious precautionary measures and closely working with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the matter.
He urged the people of Dutsinma to be cautious of their movements and social gatherings.
Lately, Nigeria has confirmed five new cases of the coronavirus in four weeks but has not recorded any death. The latest cases bring the total confirmed cases so far to eight.
All 5 cases had a travel history to the UK and USA according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The agency also urged Nigerians to remain calm as public health response activities are intensified across the country.
“A detailed travel history of each case is being compiled & contact tracing has begun Our National Emergency Operations Centre is supporting response in the states. The Federal Government of Nigeria has also suspended the issuance of visas on arrival to travelers from these countries,” said Chikwe Ihekwazu, Director General, NCDC.