Adamawa records first case of COVID-19

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Adamawa has recorded its first coronavirus case

Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri on Wednesday confirmed the index case of COVID-19 in the State

The Governor in a special broadcast to the people said the index case was a returnee from Kano State whose samples were taken alongside two others.

He explained that upon arrival from Kano and feeling sick, the victim had presented himself at the State Specialist Hospital, Yola, where he was isolated and his samples taken for testing.

"It came out positive Wednesday morning," the governor said.

He added that government had started measures to help the patient at the isolation centre in Yola and has commissioned a contract tracing to get all his contacts quarantined and tested.

He requested the people to prepare for a total lockdown to be announced in due course to prevent the state from the spread of the virus.

He stressed that upon breakdown of coronavirus in the country, Adamawa State government has put all measures including restriction of movements and lockdown of borders to prevent the disease from coming into the state.

The Governor revealed that Adamawa has a COVID-19 containment team working round to ensure that the state is on top of the situation while a disease surveillance team is also doing a great job.

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