Coronavirus: 3 persons isolated in Kaduna test negative
- The Kaduna state government has spoken up on the coronavirus status of three residents
- The health commissioner, Amina Mohammed-Baloni, has said that the persons who returned from the UK and Egypt have tested negative
- The individuals, according to Mohammed-Baloni, have been in isolation since their return from the countries
The Kaduna state government has revealed the coronavirus status of three residents who were earlier isolated after returning from outside Nigeria.
The commissioner for health in the state, Amina Mohammed-Baloni, in a press statement had reported that the persons recently returned from the United Kingdom and Egypt respectively.
Baloni on Tuesday, March 24, stated that the unnamed persons have tested negative for the global pandemic, Daily Trust reports.
The commissioner assured residents that the state government fortified its Infectious Disease Control Centre (IDCC) with ventilator, oxygen concentrators and monitors and a 24-hour call centre in place to give updates on the situation of the virus.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna had directed a partial lockdown in the state, saying that, all civil servants from level 12 and below, should remain at home for the next 30 days, effective from Tuesday, March 24.
El Rufai in a state broadcast on Monday, March 23, directed that from Tuesday, March 24, markets should be partially open, saying that, ‘’only traders selling food and medicines are permitted to open their shops.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor who said that the directive became necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus, pointed out that, his government would not hesitate to enforce a total lockdown of the state of the need arose.
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The governor, however, said that workers providing essential services workers in the health, security and emergency service sectors are exempted from the directive.
He decried that though the government’s directive against large gatherings was flouted, however, expressed gratitude to those religious leaders who complied with the directive.
El-Rufai further said that the government ‘’received reports of congregations in some churches and mosques, as well as large crowds in weddings and other social activities.’’
“Over the weekend, we also sadly observed shocking levels of complacency as some people ignored their responsibility to uphold preventive measures."
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