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Katsina records first case

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THE Katsina State Government on Wednesday recorded the first suspected case of coronavirus (COVID 19) in the state.

Dr Kabir Mustapha said the patient who returned from Malaysia, developed some symptoms that warranted further investigations.

According to him, the patient is currently in self-isolation.

Mustapha said his samples had been taken and results being expected by today, saying that contact tracing would commence as soon as the results were out.

He said the ministry was taking all precautionary measures and closely working with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the matter.

He said that since his arrival in the state, the patient had resulted to personal protection of using face mark and self-isolation.

Mustapha urged people in the host community of Dutsinma Town to be cautious of their movements and gatherings.

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