COVID19: Niger state records third confirmed case ……as 43 passengers repatriated to state of abode

A third case of COVID19 has been recorded in Minna,Niger state.

This was made known by the Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services Dr Muhammad Makusidi

Dr Makusidi explained that the COVID19 patient who is over 30 years is a driver from Kano State and was driving-pass Minna towards Kano when he was intercepted for flouting the Niger State COVID19 movement restriction order.

The Commissioner said the driver was tried by the mobile court and quarantined, where his sample was taken to Abuja for test and it returned positive.

He said the patient who is presently at the quarantine centre in Minna will immediately be moved to Isolation centre at the Minna General Hospital for treatment.

The Commissioner noted that the patient had no contact in the State as he was only passing-by to his destination in Kano State.

He also announced the interception of three vehicles carrying 43 passengers heading to Kuta in Shiroro Local Government but were tried at the mobile court and repatriated to their State of abode.




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