Kaduna State confirms 5 Almajirai repatriated from Kano COVID-19 positive

The Kaduna State government has confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 among the repatriated Almajirai from Kano State. This has increased active cases in the State to nine.

In a statement by the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni;

“…(The Ministry) regrets to confirm that five new cased of Covid-19 have been identified in the state. There are now nine active cases in the state. The new cases are among almajirai who were recently repatriated from Kano.

“The contacts of the new cases are bring traced do that they can be monitored and tested if they meet the case definition.

The Commissioner also stated,

“The new patients have been moved to the Infectious Diseases Control Centre, the state’s premier isolation centre. Our medical professionals are treating them with the same high standards and we wish all our nine active cases speedy recovery.

Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni also assured of the testing capacity in the State.

“Testing capacity has improved in the state. Two labs, one each in Kaduna and Zaria, have been accredited by NCDC to conduct Covid-19 tests.

The Ministry of Health also stressed the need for all to abide by guidelines set out by the State in curbing the spread of the virus.

“The Ministry of Health wishes to remind the general public of the importance of handwashing, personal hygiene, social distancing and the avoidance of large gatherings in helping protect us all from Covid-19. It is important to stay home, stay safe and save lives.

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