- A driver with NCDC in Nasarawa has tested positive for COVID-19
- The driver resides in Ado village of Karu local government area of the state
- According to the state governor, he has moved to COVID-19 isolation centre in Keffi
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A driver with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Nasarawa has tested positive for coronavirus.
The driver helps in transporting samples of suspected COVID-19 cases for tests.
This was disclosed by Governor Abdullahi Sule while giving an update on COVID-19 in the state during a joint security meeting in Lafia, Radio Nigeria reports.
The governor said the affected driver resides in Ado village of Karu local government area of the state.
He said he has however been moved to COVID-19 Isolation Centre at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi for treatment.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Sule on Sunday, May 3, in Lafia announced the closure of the state’s House of Assembly following the death of a lawmaker as a result of COVID-19.
Sule, while briefing newsmen, said the closure would enable the state government trace all the contacts the dead lawmaker had in recent times.
“The speaker and all members of the Assembly have agreed to be isolated and their samples have been taken for COVID-19 test,’’ the governor said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victim, who was the first casualty from the novel virus in the state, died on Thursday in Keffi.
Sule explained that the victim took ill and was admitted at the Federal Medical Centre in Keffi, where his sample was collected, having shown symptoms of COVID-19.
“Before the result could return, the member had died and his remains buried according to Islamic rights in Nasarawa local government area.
“But when his result came out on Saturday, it was positive. Unfortunately, all those who attended the burial did so not knowing his status.
“The member participated in all the Assembly sittings, a development which has complicated our situation,” he said.
The governor said the state currently has recorded eight active COVID-19 cases and one death from the virus.
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