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Following the confirmation of coronavirus in the densely populated Northern State, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has launched contract tracing so as to nip the spread of the deadly virus in the bud before it gets out of hand.
A few hours ago, Kano State confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, the state Commissioner for Health, Aminu Tsanyawa said on a national TV on Saturday.
Briefing the incidence, Abdullahi Ganduje told journalists that contact tracing has commenced ascertaining those he came in contact with and will also be tested.
The state immediately began a partial lockdown on activities, such as the closure of its boundary towns, and the stay at home directive issued to civil servants, aimed at preventing the spread of the virus to the state.
At the time of report more cases were confirmed, but yet to reflect on the NCDC stats at the time of this report, new cases are expected to on COVID-19 cases in Nigeria very soon.
Remarks by H.E @GovUmarGanduje on the index case of Covid-19 in Kano State, which was confirmed to be positive. He has since been taken to Kwanar Dawaki Isolation Centre, and contact tracing has commenced to ascertain those he came in contact with and will also be tested. pic.twitter.com/ctos6yFYRf
— Peacock (@dawisu) April 11, 2020
Meanwhile, the index case was immediately taken to Kwanar Dawaki Isolation Centre.