Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari says thrifty-five people who had contact with the first index case of Coronavirus has been traced.
DAILY POST recalls that Katsina state recorded its first COVID-19 case few days ago.
However, the patient who was a Daura-based private medical practitioner, identified as Dr. Aminu Yakubu died few hours after he was admitted.
Giving update on the coronavirus in the state, Governor Masari said the samples of 35 people who had contact with the deceased has been sent to NCDC for COVID-19 test.
The Governor added that investigation is still ongoing to trace others who had contact.
On his official Twitter page, Masari wrote: “Aftermath of the unfortunate incidence in Daura, we have so far identified and quarantined 35 people that had contact with the deceased.
“Their samples have been sent to NCDC for COVID-19 test. Meanwhile, investigation is still on to trace all those that had contact with him.”
Meanwhile, the Katsina State Government on Wednesday lifted suspension on Friday congregational prayers earlier stopped due to COVID-19, despite death of Dr. Yakubu.
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