Suspected Coronavirus Case in Katsina Test Negative
AREWA AGENDA – Katsina State Commissioner for Health, Engineer Yakubu Danja, has disclosed that the earlier suspected Corona Virus case in the state has tested negative.
Engr. Danja who made the disclosure who the disclosure at a press conference hence declared that Katsina State has no case of the revaging Corona Virus pandemic otherwise called COVID-19.
He urged the people of the state to maintain high levels of personal hygiene and avoid mass gatherings, where necessary.
Speaking at the Press Conference, the Commissioner said, “On 18, March 2020, a press conference was held by the officials of the state Ministry of Health where we briefed you that there was a suspected case of COVID-19 in the state and informed you that we were waiting for the result.
“I am pleased to inform you that the result is out and it is negative.
“Therefore, Katsina State has no case of COVID-19.”
While assuring resident of the State that Government will continue to do everything possible to safeguard their health, he called on them to continue to remain calm.
Speaking further, he said, “We acknowledge the support and collaboration from the Federal Ministry of Health, development partners, civil society organizations, traditional rulers and religious leaders.
“Let us continue to pray to Allah to bring an end to this pandemic and other inflictions,” he added.
Recall that there was widespread apprehension in the country especially the northern axis when Katsina State declared that it has recorded it’s first suspected case of Corona Virus 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 developed symptoms that required further investigation after returning from Malaysia
As part of it’s effort to curb the spread of the Novel virus, Northwest Zone Governors Forum converged in Kaduna and resolved to close down schools in their states for 30 days.
In a communique read by the Chairman of the Forum and Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, after a closed-door meeting with security chiefs at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, to review security strategies and fight against banditry, he said the decision to close down the schools became imperative, to prevent the spread of COVID 19 disease across the northwest.
Governor Masari said the closure will take effect from Monday 23rd of March 2020.