- The Osun state government has disclosed that its latest COVID-19 patient is a man who sneaked into the state from Kano
- The state commissioner for health, Rafiu Isamotu, made the disclosure on Saturday, May 9
- Isamotu said the patient was isolated after sneaking into the state through Iwo
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The Osun state government has disclosed that a man who sneaked into the state from Kano has tested positive for COVID-19.
The state commissioner for health, Rafiu Isamotu, in a statement on Saturday, May 9, stated that the man was isolated after sneaking into the state through Iwo, Vanguard reports.
Isamotu said the state COVID-19 taskforce was alerted by the patient’s neighbours on his arrival.
The commissioner noted that the total active cases of COVID-19 in the state are now three.
He appealed to residents to report any suspected case of coronavirus to the authorities.
“I am appealing to all the residents of the State to always be on the alert, take charge and report any suspected case by calling our COVID-19 hotlines. Let us desist from accommodating people in our homes no matter who they are and stop inviting your family and friends to return to the State at this time as this might be dangerous," Isamotu said.
Meanwhile, two medical doctors and a nurse were held hostage for some hours in Kano by COVID-19 patients, creating a mild drama amid rising figures of coronavirus cases in the state.
Aminu Mohammed, former chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), made this known during a radio programme on Friday, May 8, The Cable reports.
Mohammed said the incident happened while the doctors and the nurse were conducting a routine checking around the ward where the patients are being managed.
He stressed that the incident was a confirmation of the challenges being faced by health officials who need to manage hostile patients apart from treating them.
Although Tijjani Husaini, head of Kano COVID-19 technical response team, said he was not aware of the incident, Mohammed called for support for the medics facing the risk of managing the coronavirus cases.
In another news, a former member of the House of Representatives from Bauchi has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari telling him about "a massive outbreak" of the virus in the state.
Bauchi Covid-19 cases towered to 117 after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 15 new cases in the state on Friday, May 8.
In his letter to the president on Friday, Ibrahim Baba alarmed that there is “massive outbreak of coronavirus” in Azare, a town in the state.
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