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Coronavirus: Kaduna confirms new case of COVID-19, reactivates Emergency Operation Centre

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April. 06, 2020

The Kaduna State government has confirmed it recorded one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the number of positive cases in the state to Five.
Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) while confirming eight new cases in the country disclosed that Kaduna had one case.
The tweet read, “Eight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria: 5 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT and 1 in Kaduna State.
Confirming the development, Dr Amina Baloni, State Commissioner for Health, in a statement on Monday said the state sent 89 samples to Abuja for testing, five samples returned positive, 77 samples were negative while eight samples are still pending.
He said 119 contacts have been listed and further contact tracing is ongoing.
According to her, the state government has taken vigorous actions to contain the spread of COVID-19, 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.
She added that the ministry has set up an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), chaired by the Commissioner of Health and meets every day to take proactive measures.
“The ministry has reactivated and strengthened the Infectious Disease Control Centre (IDCC), by posting trained health workers to the facility, who are currently caring for our patients.
‘’In addition, the ministry has also concluded arrangements for the take-off of an alternative isolation centre which has 69 rooms, where mild to moderate cases will be managed,’’ she said.
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