*BREAKING >>> KATSINA’S SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS CASE TESTS NEGATIVE*Zainab TanimuKaduna, North-West, Nigeria
The suspected case of Coronavirus in Katsina State has tested negative
The State Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Yakubu Danja announced this at a press briefing in Katsina.
The suspected case was a lecturer with the Federal University, Dutsinma, who returned from Malaysia earlier this month and was suspected to have contracted the Covid-19 infection.
Alhaji Yakubu Danja urged members of the public to avoid spreading unverified information regarding the epidemic but to report suspected cases to the nearest health facility for urgent action.
He also called on people of the state to maintain personal and environmental hygiene and avoid unnecessary journeys to safeguard themselves from contracting the virus.
The commissioner expressed appreciation to the National Centre for Disease for Control and other members of the state’s ‘Emergency and Response Committee on Coronavirus’ for the ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the virus to the state.