Coronavirus: Kaduna family flee as 27-year-old Lagos returnee presents feverish symptoms
- A family in Kaduna state has fled after a 27-year-old member displayed feverish symptoms similar to COVID-19
- The family members left their home in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state after the suspect started vomiting with high fever
- The 27-year-old had returned from Lagos state to Kaduna on Sunday, April 5
There was confusion in Kurmi Kaduna community in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state on Wednesday, April 8, when the family of a Lagos-returnee fled as the 27-year-old presented feverish symptoms.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), members of the community were more confused as family members of the man who returned from Lagos on Sunday, April 5, deserted their home after the returnee displayed feverish symptom similar to coronavirus.
Liman Hamsu, the Kurmin Kaduna village head, said the family members ran away from the house when the man showed symptoms of high fever, thinking he was having coronavirus.
Hamsu said: “The family ran away when the suspect began vomiting and exhibiting symptoms of high fever.
”Thereafter, the entire community became tensed because all family members of the suspect ran away from him, thinking the man might have absconded from Lagos isolation centre to take refuge in Kaduna.”
However, when members of the community called health representatives from the local government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Igabi LGA, they said the 27-year-old's symptoms were not related to the disease.
The village head went on to appeal to the family members as the case had been confirmed negative.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Kaduna state was thrown into pandemonium as an army of youths took to the street to protest the death of five people allegedly killed by the security operatives enforcing the lockdown directive.
The youths who trooped out in a multitude in Trikania community of Kaduna South local government area called for justice over the extrajudicial killing. Legit.ng gathers that in what resulted in an affront, five people were allegedly killed on Monday, April 6, after the joint task force group of police and vigilantes tried to disperse some traders.
Kaduna state has been on lockdown since March 23 as government-imposed curfew as part of measure to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Similarly, there is anxiety mounting in Kaduna as three cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic are said to have been linked with the state governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
It would be recalled that Governor El-Rufai on Saturday, March 28, announced he tested positive to Covid-19 and went into isolation.
With the coronavirus cases in Kaduna standing on five (5) according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), there is panic in the state, with emerging reports claiming that at least three people might have contracted the disease from the governor.
In a related development, the Lagos state government has disclosed that a 66-year-old Briton has died of the coronavirus in the state. Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos state commissioner for health, made the disclosure on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, April 8.
He said the deceased, a man, had traveled from India via Dubai to Lagos on March 17.
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