The Jigawa Government on Monday confirmed the first index case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
Gov. Muhammad Badaru made the disclosure at a news conference in Dutse,the index case was recorded in Kazaure Local Government Area (LGA)of the state.
Badaru said the patient had been transported to an isolation centre in Dutsel, adding that contact tracing with regard to the patient was already ongoing.
He explained that all contacts traced would be isolated pending the outcome of test results to be carried out.
“On April 19, Jigawa state reached a grim milestone in its fight against COVID-19 disease, as one the samples taken from Kazaure LGA returned positive.
“The patient was transported to our isolation centre in Dutse and contact tracing is currently ongoing. All the contacts will be isolated pending the outcome of test results to be carried out. “Therefore, I urged all residents of the state to remain calm as we work collectively to overcome this pandemic,” Badaru said.
He said that the Kazaure LGA would be lockdown for seven days, to prevent the spread of the virus in the state.
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