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Covid-19: Katsina gov worried over rising cases


Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has expressed worries over the rising number of Covid-19 infections in the state, making the state with 337 cases, the fourth on the list of the global pandemic in the country.

Masari who spoke in Katsina on Tuesday was particular about Katsina Local Government Area, where 215 cases have been confirmed and Daura, the home town of President Muhammadu Buhari where 79 cases been recorded with the remaining 43 from other council areas.

He explained that the government would continue with the lockdown on Katsina, Batagarawa and Daura council areas from 7 am on Wednesday, as part of measures to contain the further spread of Covid-19.

According to him, Katsina has recorded 18 deaths out of the total figure, adding that 13 of them were confirmed Covid-19 positive after their death, while five others died in the hospital.

51 patients have so far been discharged from the isolation centres in the state, he added.

He also disclosed that the state government would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sahel Medicare Services in Katsina to commence COVID-19 sample testing in the state.

According to him, the centre will test about 204 samples within 24 hours.


Written by ExpressDay

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