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COVID-19: Katsina Suspected Case Tests Negative


Katsina State Commissioner for Health, Engineer Nuhu Yakubu, has announced that the state’s suspected case of the deadly coronavirus tested negative.

Naija News learnt that Yakubu disclosed the development to journalists on Thursday.

The State Government on Wednesday announced that the suspected case, a Malaysia returnee, was exhibiting symptoms similar to that of the deadly virus and was taken to the hospital for tests. Katsina state is part of the nine northwest states that have ordered the closure of both private and public schools to contain the spread of the virus in the region.

Meanwhile in another development, the an American has died of Coronavirus in Ekiti, Southwest Nigeria, the Ekiti State Government disclosed on Wednesday.

Ekiti Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, said the driver, who contracted Coronavirus in the state was suspected to have been infected by the 27-year-old American Caucasian who died in the state.

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The commissioner, in a statement, said the Ekiti State Taskforce on COVID-19, headed by Governor Kayode Fayemi, could confirm that “we have recorded an incidence of a Nigerian male, 38 years old, of Ekiti origin, who has tested positive to Covid-19.

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