Katsina records first suspected coronavirus case


Katsina State Ministry of Health has recorded a first suspected case of coronavirus, this is according to the permanent secretary Dr Kabir Mustapha.

While briefing newsmen, the permanent secretary said the patient, who is presently in self isolation, returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warrant further investigations.

“Already, his samples have been taken and results being expected tomorrow.

The contact tracing will commence as soon as results are out,” he said.

He noted that the ministry is taking all precautionary measures and closely working with National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the matter.

The permanent secretary advised people of the host community of Dutsinma town to be cautious of movements and gatherings.

He added that people should feel free to seek medical attention as all precautionary measures were in place to provide support.

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