The government of Katsina State, northwest Nigeria, on Wednesday announced its first suspected case of coronavirus (COVID-19), Concise News reports.
The Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Kabir Musptapha told newsmen during a briefing on Wednesday Kaduna, the state capital.
Musptapha said the patient, ipresently on self-isolation, returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warrant further investigations.
He further disclosed that the patient’s samples have been taking and that results were being expected by tomorrow adding that contact tracing will commence as soon 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,’’ he said.
According to him, 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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