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COVID-19: Adamawa records second case

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Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has verified the second case of COVID-19 in Adamawa State.

The governor who introduced the affirmation in a different broadcast Tuesday afternoon, stated the second case is a health worker.

The governor said, “Fellow Citizens, in accordance to the NCDC cutting-edge update, as at today, the whole confirmed COVID-19 instances in Nigeria is 1337; complete discharged is 255; whilst whole demise is 40. In Adamawa State, up until yesterday, the complete case tested used to be 1; whole case discharged used to be 0; and whole loss of life is 0.

“Just when we idea we are doing sufficient to flatten the curve with the awesome growth our index case is making towards entire recovery, I received, but again, every other devastating replace that out of the eight samples we had pending at the NCDC Referral Lab in Abuja, one grew to become out positive, 6 are bad and 1 nonetheless pending.

“With this, I remorseful about to announce that we now have two COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in Adamawa State.

“What is placing about this case is the truth that it is no longer linked to the index case. Last week, we despatched eight samples to Abuja. 5 have been direct contacts of the index case as traced; whilst three have been new suspicious instances who had been displaying symptoms.

“Having extra case in the State is genuinely worrisome. More worrying is the truth that the sufferer is a clinical medical doctor in one of our hospitals in Mubi, who have to have had contact with many human beings in the route of discharging his responsibilities lawfully.

“This certainly locations on our shoulder, a herculean venture of contact tracing which is now not solely tedious however strenuous. While the contact tracing is no doubt daunting, greater scaring is the truth that we might also be sliding into the most hazardous segment of the pandemic, which is neighborhood transmission of the virus.

“It is on word that our Index Case is a returnee from Kano; and consequently we are sure of how the ailment used to be couriered into the State. But when the case is a doctor, resident in a public clinic with get admission to to colleagues and endless patients, the degree of Community Infection can quality be imagined.”

He known as for greater warning through way of stricter adherence to protection policies and obedience to lockdown restrictions.

He guaranteed the humans that his authorities would proceed to be its great in addressing the state of affairs and advised them to hope for the exceptional and now not to despair.

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