Katsina: suspected coronavirus patient tests negative

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The Katsina state ministry of health has said the suspected case of coronavirus in the state has turned out negative, Daily Trust reports.

This is coming after the state government announced it’s first suspected case. Engr Yakubu Danja, the state commissioner for health speaking to journalists on Thursday, March 19, advised residents of Katsina state to be calm.

Danja added that there was no other confirmed case of the virus in Katsina at the moment. He urged the people to get constant updates about the disease and avoid spreading unverified information most especially through the social media.

The commissioner reiterated the state government’s commitment to do everything possible to safeguard the people’s health.

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Wothappen.com previously reported that the ministry of health in Katsina state said it recorded its first suspected case of Covid-19. The ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr Kabir Mustapha, confirmed the development.

The suspected patient returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warranted further investigations. He was in self-isolation and reportedly came back to the country on Monday, March 9, and visited his family in Safana local government area.

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