By: Shehu Danjuma
Katsina State Ministry of Health, says it has recorded a first suspected case of coronavirus ( COVID 19 ) in the state.
Briefing newsmen, the permanent secretary of the ministry, Kabir Mustapha, said the patient who is presently on self-isolation returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warrant further investigations.
Already, the blood samples have been taken and result is being expected by tomorrow.
“He said that the people that the patient had contact will be traced as soon as results are out”
He said the ministry is taking all precautionary measures and closely working with National centre for Disease control (NCDC) on the matter.
According to him, the patient’s history of travel was a high index and the symptoms reported at the clinic prompted actions noting that since his arrival into the state.
The patient was taking personal protection of using face mark and self-isolation”
He advised people of the host community of Dutsinma town where the suspected patient come from to be cautious of movements and gatherings.
He said that people should feel free to seek medical attention as all precautionary measures are on place to provide support.