Sokoto begins contact tracing of index COVID-19 patient

From Raji Bello, Sokoto

Sokoto State COVID-19 Response Team has said it has deployed medical experts to begin the tracing of all contacts associated with the index patient discovered in the state.
Chairman of the Response team and State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Ali Inname disclosed this while giving an update. He assured that all those who have made contacts with the patient will be trace and accord the neccessay approach.
Inname also said the state COVID-19 Isolation Center, situated in Amanawa, Dange Shuni Local Government has been activated prior to the discovery while treatment has commence in earnest.
“We are still investigating the cause of transmission to the index patient infected by the coronavirus. We have deploy our personnel to commence tracing his contacts in recent time.”
He added that the Response team will begin active case test in the next 48hours, as part of strategy deploy to ensure that the general public did not suffer in this pandemic. Inname urged the general public to render valid information to ease the tracing task.
The Commissioner disclosed that the COVID-19 test center will be establish in the state within the next two days.
“We are now going to wait for people to come to us for test but go back to our medical registry. We need the cooperation of the general public in given us accurate information whenever is necessary to enable us curtail the outbreak of Covid-19 in the state.
Inname also disclosed that the State Government has commence the fumigation exercise of all public hospitals across. He noted that such fumigation is a routine exercise.
He noted that the current enforcement of border closure in the State will help in curtailing the spread of the disease.

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