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El-Rufai, other Covid-19 patients responding to treatment – Commissioner

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The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Amina Baloni, has said the four confirmed coronavirus cases in the state are stable and are responding to treatment.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) had on Wednesday announced a new positive case, bringing the number to four cases of the virus in the state.

This online newspaper also reported how the Governor of the State, Nasir El-Rufai, tested positive for the disease last Saturday.

The commissioner disclosed the status of the patients in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna while giving an update to the new case announced by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday.

Baloni said contacts of the patients were currently being tracked to place them on self-isolation and monitor them for symptoms.

She said that health officials were actively tracking all contacts of positive cases to curtail the spread of the virus.

She urged residents to adhere strictly to the stay-at-home and self-quarantine orders declared by the state government to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a lockdown in states with the high records of COVID-19 cases. These states include; Lagos, FCT and Ogun

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