Coronavirus: 4 relatives of COVID-19 index patient in Bayelsa test positive

Coronavirus: 4 relatives of COVID-19 index patient in Bayelsa test positive

- Four relatives of the COVID-19 index case in Bayelsa state have tested positive

- Inodu Apoku, the co-chairman of the Bayelsa state task force on COVID-19, disclosed this on Friday, May 1

- Apoku pointed out that the four confirmed cases who had since been placed on self-isolation

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The latest report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has indicated that four relatives of the Bayelsa state index case of coronavirus have tested positive for COVID-19.

Daily Trust reports that this was confirmed on Friday, May 1, during a press conference in Yenagoa, the co-chairman of the Bayelsa state task force on COVID-19, Inodu Apoku, said the four confirmed cases were among the 60 samples sent to the Irrua Reference Laboratory for the test.

Legit.ng gathered that this now brings to five, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

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He pointed out that the four confirmed cases who had since been placed on self-isolation have been evacuated to the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH) Isolation centre, where they would be managed and closely monitored.

Coronavirus: 4 relatives of COVID-19 index patient in Bayelsa test positive

The director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu. Credit: NCDC.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government said the gradual easing of restrictions on activities and movements should not be mistaken to mean life has returned to normal in the country.

It was reported that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the coronavirus pandemic, Boss Mustapha, gave the warning on Thursday, April 30, during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

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He also informed that the PTF would soon publish a copy of the guidelines in the media so that all Nigerians, state governments, trade unions, and other segments of society would be acquainted with their various roles in the fight.

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While commending Lagos state for taking the lead in the current direction by already domesticating details of the guidelines for the people of the state, he charged all other state governors to borrow a leaf from the Lagos experience.

In another report, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Wednesday, April 29, assured Nigerians that a traditional vaccine for the coronavirus got to an advanced stage and the public would soon see the result.

The traditional monarch made this known to journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun state, where he had gone to donate two motorized fumigators to the government.

He urged the federal government to emulate Madagascar in how it was giving attention to the use of local herbs to combat COVID-19 as he said the local medicines have great efficacy in healing patients.

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