- A first-class monarch in Gombe state has tested positive for coronavirus
- Dr. Abdu Buba Maisharu II, the Mai of Tangale chiefdom was tested by health officials
- Members of the monarch’s family have been moved to a quarantine facility
In a report by Daily Trust, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisharu II, the Mai of Tangale chiefdom in Gombe state, has tested positive for coronavirus, official and palace sources have confirmed.
Samples from the monarch were taken to the laboratory of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja and the result came back positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, May 17
Members of the Maisharu’s family have already been evacuated from the palace to a quarantine facility for further investigation.
Dr. Maisharu II is a first-class monarch presiding over the Tangale Chiefdom with its headquarters in Billiri local government area of Gombe state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the emir of Daura, Umar Farouk, who was recently rushed to hospital in critical condition over an undisclosed ailment has reportedly recovered and is waiting to be discharged.
The chief press secretary to the emir, Ibrahim Usman, told the Tribune on Tuesday, May 12, that first-class monarch would soon be discharged by his doctors.
The official dismissed the rumour that emir tested positive to COVID-19. He said the emir has been managing high blood pressure for many years. The chief press secretary expressed appreciation to Nigerians who offered prayers for the speedy recovery of the first class monarch.
He was a renowned Nigerian engineer and distinguished Abusite, who was the first person from the northern part of Nigeria to head the respected engineering body.
The deceased was born on April 15, 1949, in Gwale local government in Kano city, and had his primary education at Kofar Kudu Junior Primary School, Emir’s palace, Kano from 1956 to 1959, and at Gwale Senior Primary School, Kano 1960-1962.
In a related development, the NCDC announced the record of 176 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, May 16. According to the NCDC's data, 152 recoveries and five deaths were recorded on the same day.
With the latest report, Nigeria now has 5,621 confirmed Covid-19 cases out of which 1472 have been discharged and 176 deaths. Five deaths were recorded and the number of fatalities increased from 171 to 176, while recoveries increased from 1,320 to 1472.
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