BREAKING: Katsina Quarantines Suspected Index Case of Coronavirus

The Katsina State Ministry of Health has confirmed its first suspected case of Coronavirus.

The permanent secretary in the ministry, Dr. Kabir Musptapha disclosed this at a press briefing on Wednesday.

He explained that the suspected patient is currently in self-isolation and returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warranted further investigations.

He said the patient’s blood samples have already been taken and results were expected tomorrow, adding that the contact tracing will commence as soon as results are out.

Dr. Mustapha while advising people of the host community of Dutsinma town to be cautious of movements and gatherings maintained that the ministry is taking all precautionary measures and closely working with National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the matter.

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