- Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has said that the state is currently treating 72 active COVID-19 cases
- According to the governor, 65 cases are from the Almajiris who were deported from Kano
- El-Rufai noted that the remaining seven patients on admission are people with travel history
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Following the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Monday, May 4, revealed that the state currently has 72 active COVID-19 cases.
El-Rufai disclosed this while giving an update on COVID-19 in Kaduna in a series of tweets via the state government's official Twitter handle.
The governor confirmed that 65 out of the 72 cases are Almajiris who recently returned from Kano state.
He went on to note that the seven remaining patients are people with travel history outside Kaduna state or their contact.
El-Rufai also announced that since Kaduna reported its index case back in March 2020, the state has discharged eight patients and recorded one casualty.
The patient died before receiving his test result which was positive. He appealed to citizens to report anyone they know who has sneaked into the state as part of efforts to prevent community transmission.
He said: "Such persons are violating the state’s Quarantine Orders & the FG’s prohibition of interstate travel."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kaduna state governor disclosed that he infected four people with the coronavirus.
The governor who has since recovered, alongside those he infected, disclosed this while speaking on the pandemic at the 24th edition of The Platform, hosted by Poju Oyemade’s Covenant Nation.
El-Rufai, however, did not name those he infected. He said: “I was the first case, fortunately, I’d say, because it served to scare everyone about the reality that COVID is real, it’s not a joke. I was the first case, I got it in Abuja and I infected four other people, all of us are OK now, we are all back to our normal lives.”
Similarly, Governor El-Rufai has narrated the ordeal he endured in isolation while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and how he contracted the virus.
The Kaduna state governor disclosed on Tuesday, April 28, that he suffered serious headaches and fever within the first week of his isolation.
Speaking in a Hausa live media chat with selected radio stations in Kaduna, the governor said though he was not certain as to when or where exactly he contracted the virus, he suspected that he picked it up from Abuja where he attended several meetings.
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