Plateau’s Index Case Of Coronavirus Arrived From Kano, Plateau Health Commissioner Says
The Nigerian Control for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, April 23, announced that 108 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded making it a total of 981, with Plateau state recording it first.
Plateau state commissioner of health, Ninkong Ndam has disclosed that the state’s index case of Coronavirus is a 20-year-old lady identified as Hauwa Yakubu.
Ndam who provided more details about the index case, said she arrived Plateau from Kano on April 17 and has been quarantined since her arrival.
Her samples were taken and sent to NVRI Vom Laboratory for COVID-19 testing after she showed symptoms of Coronavirus. The test result with Lab number NVRI-COV-137 and Epistemology Number NIE-PLS-JJN-20-004, came out positive on Thursday April 23.
The patient is still in isolation, but stable and in good condition. Plateau State government has also commenced a contact tracing process, to locate everyone she was in contact with since she got to the state in a bid to have them quarantined and tested for the virus.
In a related development, gateman who recently traveled from Lagos to Kaduna via public transport tests positive for Coronavirus.