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Published On: Fri, Mar 20th, 2020

Suspected case of coronavirus in Katsina tests negative, says Commissioner

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From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina

The Katsina state Commissioner of Health, Engineer Yakubu Nuhu Danja has disclosed that there is no case of Corona Virus (COVID-19) in the state.
Briefing newsmen yesterday, Danja said the result of the blood sample taken from the suspected patient who returned Malaysia is negative.
He said that the National Centre for Diseases Control has sent the result of the blood sample to the ministry of health which indicated that it is negative.
Danja who displayed the outcome of the result revealed that “Katsina has no any case of COVID 19”
He called on the people of the state to remain calm and avoid large gathering.
“We are appealing to people of Katsina State who have any health challenges to visit health facility and give all necessary information including travel history when you are unwell”
The commissioner called on the people to stop spreading false rumors as regard to the disease through the use of social media.
He assured that the state government will continue to take all necessary measures to avoid outbreak of the diseases in the state.
“We are calling on people to pray and to take health measure to avoid contact with any diseases” he said.

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