COVID-19: Taraba records zero fatality, discharges 17 active cases

COVID-19: Taraba records zero fatality, discharges 17 active cases

- Taraba government has recorded a major win in the fight against coronavirus in the country

- The deputy state governor, Haruna Manu, revealed that Taraba recorded no fatality from the 17 COVID-19 cases

- Manu also announced that all the 17 active coronavirus cases in the state have been discharged after making a full recovery

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Despite the rise in the number of coronavirus cases, Taraba government has said that the state recorded no fatality from the seventeen (17) COVID-19 cases it had.

According to Vanguard, Haruna Manu, the state deputy governor, while speaking in a broadcast announced that all active cases have been discharged after making a full recovery.

However, Manu noted that Taraba state is still at risk of infection if all precautionary measures against the pandemic are flouted.

He said: “It is important for me to say that even with the present zero active cases of COVID-19 infection in the state, we cannot yet say that we are completely free of the risk of infection.

COVID-19: Taraba records zero fatality, discharges 17 active cases
Taraba records zero fatality, discharges 17 active COVID-19 cases
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“We must, therefore, remain committed to those international protocols introduced by the World Health Organisation and which have been domesticated to serve our needs and purpose in the state."

The deputy governor while noting that the state government would acquire more testing facilities to scale up its testing capacity, urged the people to continue washing their hands regularly, maintain social distancing, and wear facemasks.

Meanwhile, the Taraba state deputy governor announced that following the review of the lockdown which allows human and vehicular movement from Friday to Sunday between 8 am to 6 pm worship centres would be reopened.

According to him, the lockdown remains in force on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, while inter-state movements are still restricted.

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Earlier, reported that after much search and intelligence gathering, the Taraba state government apprehended a coronavirus patient who fled from an isolation centre.

According to the state commissioner for health and chairman of Taraba's COVID-19 technical committee, Dr Innocent Vakkai, the patient goes by the name Talatu Idris.

During a briefing in Jalongo on Monday, May 4, Vakkai revealed that Talatu, a female, has been returned to the isolation centre where she fled from.

The commissioner added that contact tracing for persons who must have met with all infected individuals has begun. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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