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Plateau records first Covid-19 death as infections hit 33

By Musa Dalung

The Plateau State Government has says it has recorded the first death as a result of the Covid-19 complications while the total cases in the state rose to 33.

The State Governor, Simon Lalong, disclosed this on Sunday while making a state-wide broadcast on the Covid-19 status in the state.

The Governor revealed that out of the 33 Covid-19 cases, 10 have been treated and discharged and that 22 persons are currently receiving treatment.

“The State has recorded more cases of Covid-19 that rose to 33. This necessitated us redoubling our efforts to checkmate community spread by aggressively conducting contact tracing, isolating suspected contacts and treating the infected.

“As at today, we have successfully treated and discharged 10 infected persons including the index case who have all been reunited with their families. The 22 infected persons are still undergoing treatment and in stable condition.

“Sadly, one suspect whose sample was taken died yesterday before his result was returned. We have continued to quarantine suspected persons that come in from other states at our designated facilities to ascertain their status over the mandatory period of 14 days,” the governor said.

He insisted that the lockdown in the state would be eased to enable the economy bounce back.

The lockdown in the state, he explained, resumes on Sunday midnight and relaxed on Wednesday midnight.

“With effect from 17 May, 2020, the total lockdown will resume from midnight of every Sunday and be relaxed on Wednesdays 12 midnight. This will henceforth be the pattern until further review.

“In other words, the total lockdown is relaxed on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; while Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays remain totally lockdown”, he stated.

Written by ExpressDay

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