No Corona Virus Case in Sokoto – Commissioner
AREWA AGENDA – Sokoto State government has declared that does not have any Corona Virus also known as Covid-19.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Health, Dr Muhammad Ali Inname in reaction to rumours of a suspected case in the state.
According to the Commissioner, “We have received a report of suspected case, the case did not meet the case definition of COVID 19 in anyway,”
He added: “In view of the rapid evolution of the transmission, we recommend that the general public should rely on official sources of information and avoid rumours that may create panic.”
The Commissioner said the state’s ministry of health was constantly monitoring the situation across the state and assured that the general public would be updated with its findings on weekly basis.
He advised residents to observe the precautionary measures of cough etiquette, hand washing, social distancing, avoiding large crowd and seeking healthcare early.
According to him, the state government had designated isolation centres at Amanawa infectious disease hospital, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital and the Specialists Hospital,Sokoto.
Inname further disclosed that the state government had banned all unnecessary gathering as a precautionary measure.