Katsina State has recorded its first suspected case of Coronavirus.
The development was revealed by the Permanent Secretary of the Katsina State Ministry of Health, Kabir Mustapha on Wednesday.
Mustapha while speaking with newsmen noted that the patient, who is presently in self-isolation, returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that called for investigations.
He said, “Already, his samples have been taken and results are expected tomorrow. The contact tracing will commence as soon as results are out.”
He noted that the ministry is taking all precautionary measures and closely working with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the matter.
The permanent secretary called on people of Dutsinma town to be cautious of movements and gatherings.
Mustapha further stated that the people of the state should feel free to seek medical attention as all precautionary measures were in place to provide support.
This is coming after the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed that five new cases of Coronavirus has been detected in the country.