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Wife And Children Of Dead Coronavirus Patient Test Positive In Katsina

The Katsina State Government said on Friday the wife and two children of the medical doctor, who died of COVID-19 in Daura local government area of the state had tested positive for the virus.

The state governor, Aminu Masari, who disclosed this to journalists, said the wife and two children had been taken to an isolation centre at the Federal Medical Center, Katsina where they were being treated.

The late physician, Dr. Aliyu Yakubu, had traveled to Lagos and returned to Daura after which he fell sick and was later confirmed to be infected with the disease.

He was admitted at the Nigeria Air Force Reference Hospital, Daura where he died on April 4.

The governor said: “Samples of about 23 people were taken to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control; three tested positive for COVID-19.”

“We are still taking samples of people suspected to have had contact with the victims; we shall trace anyone that had any contact with the victims. We shall ensure that the pandemic is not spread further.”

The government announced a total lockdown on Daura local government area of the state to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

“The government, in consultation with the local leadership in Daura, has decided to lockdown Daura local government area completely, beginning from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 11,” Masari added.

He, however, said the COVID-19 Rapid Response Committee would allow four pharmaceutical outfits and three grain stores to operate, to enable people to buy what they might need.

The governor directed security agents to ensure that people complied with the directives, and warned residents against daring government’s seriousness on the matter.

“We want people to cooperate with the government so that we can contain the disease. The lockdown may come with some difficulties, but it is very necessary so as to save lives,” Masari concluded.

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