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COVID-19: Jigawa records first index case

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Gov. Muhammad Badaru who made the disclosure at a information conference in Dutse, stated the index case was once recorded in Kazaure Local Government Area (LGA)of the state.

Badaru stated the affected person had been transported to an isolation centre in Dutsel, including that contact tracing with regard to the affected person was already ongoing.

He defined that all contacts traced would be isolated pending the result of test outcomes to be carried out.

“On April 19, Jigawa state reached a grim milestone in its combat towards COVID-19 disease, as one the samples taken from Kazaure LGA back positive.

“The affected person was transported to our isolation centre in Dutse and contact tracing is presently ongoing. All the contacts will be remoted pending the result of test outcomes to be carried out.

“Therefore, I advised all residents of the state to continue to be calm as we work jointly to overcome this pandemic,” Badaru said.

He stated that the Kazaure LGA would be lockdown for seven days, to stop the unfold of the virus in the state.
“In order to curve the unfold of the infection in the state, Kazaure LGA will be locked down for a length of seven days from 12 nighttime of April 20, 2020.

“Security agencies will work with Civil Society Organisations, vigilance organizations and the Hisbah to implement the lockdown.

“So all are directed to continue to be at home pending the time all contacts are traced, samples taken and outcomes recognized for the suspected individuals,” he said.

Badaru stated that the authorities would take additional measures to curve the unfold of the virus in the state.

“My pricey residents of Jigawa, as you can see, time has come to implement additional measures that will make certain security of human beings of the state.

“The Task Force Committee is consulting and we will quickly announce extra measures to curve the unfold of ailment in the state.

“At this juncture, I will urge all of you to intensify prayers and make certain that you preserve your eyes and ears open and report all suspected case to the authorities,” the governor said.

According to him, as section of palliative, the authorities would distribute grains, inclusive of meals objects donated with the aid of nicely that means residents to residents in order to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown.

“As phase of guide to residents of Jigawa, grains will be disbursed quickly in order to alleviate the struggling encountered with the aid of some people.

“All food objects donated by means of well meaning residents inside and outside the state will additionally be distributed,” Badaru said.

He additionally introduced the donation of three vehicles of rice and tomato paste to the nation by way of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

“Let me additionally use this chance to thank all that have given donation both in cash, in kind, via prayers or messages of goodwill as we pass through this tough time in our history,” he said. (NAN)

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