- Kaduna government says two new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state are contacts of index cases
- Kaduna commissioner of health, Hajia Amina Baloni, made this known while briefing on the pandemic in the state
- The commissioner also urged the people of Kaduna state to safeguard their respiratory and personal hygiene
Amid growing cases of coronavirus in the country, Kaduna government says two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state are contacts of the index cases.
The state government made this known through a statement by the commissioner of health, Hajia Amina Baloni, on Tuesday, March 31.
Briefing further on the state of the pandemic in Kaduna, the commissioner said that the two cases confirmed are as a result of contact from an index case, Daily Trust reports.
Hajia Baloni, however, said the health officials are on the move to track people with a history of established contact with the positive cases.
Legit.ng recalls that in what sent a shock wave into the spine of Nigerians, Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, tested positive to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The governor became the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the state, but the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed two more cases, officially bringing the toll to three.
Baloni, who gave an update on Tuesday, said all hands are on deck to curb the spread of the virus in the state, adding that all those who just returned from high-risk countries should self-isolate for 14 days.
"As we are working hard to safeguard our state and contain the spread of the virus, I urge you all to observe frequent hand washing and social distancing," the commissioner said.
“All those who returned from countries with COVID-19 infections and those who have had contact with suspected or confirmed cases should isolate themselves for 14-days.
“All persons in self isolation are monitored for symptoms. Testing for COVID-19 is not yet offered as a routine service."
She also urged members of the public to observe personal and respiratory hygiene while staying at safe home at home.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, the wife of the Kaduna state governor, has tested negative for coronavirus.
Ms El-Rufai disclosed the result on Twitter on Monday as she advised Nigerians to stay safe and practice recommended preventive measures.
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