Kaduna confirms four-month-old baby, health workers among new coronavirus cases

Kaduna confirms four-month-old baby, health workers among new coronavirus cases

- Six health workers and a four-month-old baby have been listed among Kaduna state's latest coronavirus confirmed cases

- The commissioner for health, Dr Baloni, said the girl's parents have also been tested and are awaiting their results

- Parents were warned to be careful about who they allow into their homes in order to protect themselves against infected visitors carrying the disease around

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The Kaduna state government has announced that a little baby and six health workers were those among its new confirmed cases.

The state made the announcement through its health ministry on Friday, May 15 and posted it on the official Twitter handle of the governor on Saturday, May 16.

State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Baloni, said the infected baby is a four-month-old girl, who was confirmed positive after being taken to a hospital over some respiratory concerns.

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Baloni warned parents to beware of those who they allow into their houses in order to avoid infecting their children and themselves.

She said: “They must also exercise personal responsibility regarding not allowing visitors into their homes. One of the COVID-19 fatalities in the state got infected when he received visitors at home.

"Elderly persons and those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and respiratory diseases are more vulnerable to complications of COVID-19 infection. Everyone owes them a duty of care by not exposing them to visits and interactions that increase their risk of being infected."

In a breakdown of the state's latest COVID-19 statistics, Baloni said the new cases had spread into nine LGAs in the state: Chikun, Igabi, Giwa, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Makarfi, Sabon-Gari, Soba and Zaria.

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She warned residents to avoid non-essential movements and stay in their homes to help curb the widening spread of the COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that the federal government on Friday warned COVID-19 survivors to stop revealing the drug used for their treatment in order to discourage self-medication among Nigerians.

The chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made the plea at the task force press briefing in Abuja.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), expressed worry that disclosing the prescription for treatment of the virus could encourage patients to indulge in self-medication instead of seeking help from health authorities.

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