Coronavirus: Suspected case reported in Katsina

The Katsina State Government has said it is currently monitoring a suspected case of Coronavirus in the State.

The Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Health, Dr Kabir Mustapha, told newsmen on Wednesday that the patient, who returned from Malaysia, developed some symptoms that warranted further investigations.

Mustapha further stated that the patient is currently in self-isolation.

He said the patient samples had been taken and results being expected by tomorrow, adding that contact tracing would commence as soon as the results were out.

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

The permanent secretary said ”that the patient’s history of travel was a high index and the symptoms reported at the clinic prompted actions.

”Since his arrival in the state, the patient had resorted to personal protection of using face mask and self-isolation.” NAN quoted him as saying.

Mustapha urged people in the host community of Dutsinma Town to be cautious of their movements and gatherings.

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