Kaduna sends 89 samples for testing


AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

 

As Kaduna State recorded one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, which brought the number of its confirmed cases to five, the State government said it has so far sent 89 samples to Abuja for testing.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni who disclosed this in Monday said, of the 89 samples, five were positive, 77 samples were negative, while, eight are pending.

Dr Baloni an a press statement she issued on Monday, 119 contacts have been so far listed, while further contact tracing is ongoing.’

According to her, ‘’the State Government has been taking vigorous actions to contain the spread of COVID-19 since February, by reaching out to the Chief Medical Directors of all hospitals in the state, daily evaluation of the pandemic and devising new ways to check the spread.’’

The Commissioner further said that the ministry has set up an Emergency Operation Centre(EOC), which is chaired by the Commissioner of Health and meets every day,…



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