Nasarawa records first coronavirus case of lady who returned from Kano

April 28, 2020
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Nasarawa State has recorded its first coronavirus positive case.

Governor Abdullahi Sule disclosed this during the state security meeting held at Government House, Lafia, on Tuesday.

Sule said the patient is a lady from Garaku, the headquarters of Kokona Local Government Area of the state.

He said: “The lady, who is a trader, returned from Kano and developed some signs and was taken into isolation before she was tested positive.

He further disclosed that “she is currently quarantined at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, where we have good facility for such victims and she will be taken good care of.”

Meanwhile, the state government has threatened to confiscate any tricycle or motorcycle found to be violating the ban on commercial activities in the state.

The decision was arrived at during an expanded executive council meeting, which held at the Government House , on Tuesday.

Briefing journalists on the development shortly after the meeting, the Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Dr Abubakar Kana, announced a slight adjustment to the government proclamation No.4 banning the operation of commercial motorcycles or Keke, with the private motorcycle only allowed to carry only the rider and no passenger.

Dr Kana warned that any commercial motorcycle or tricycle found to be violating the ban, will have them  confiscated.

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