The Ministry of Health, Katsina state has announced a first suspected case of coronavirus since the outbreak of the Global pandemic which began December last year.
Dr Kabir Musptapha, Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Health, told newsmen during a briefing, that the patient who is presently on self isolation returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warrants further investigations.
He further disclosed that the patient’s samples have been taking and that results were being expected by tomorrow adding that contact tracing will commence as soon the test results are out
He said ‘’the ministry is taking all precautionary measures and closely working with the 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 taken into personal protection by using face mark and self isolation
He advised people of the host community of Dutsinma town to be cautious of movements and gatherings saying that people should feel free to seek medical attention as all precautionary measures are in place to provide medical support.