Covid 19 :Niger quarantines seven persons

By Priscilla Campbell,
Minna

No fewer than seven people from Minna and Suleja local government areas in Niger State have been quarantined by the state government after being suspected to have had contact with confirmed cases of Coronavirus.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Makun Sidi, disclosed this in Minna after a post exco meeting.

Sidi, who was fully masked, said among the six people in Minna, one came from the United Kingdom (UK), and the other five had handshake with a confirmed case who visited Minna and left.

The commissioner stated, "For the suspect who came from the UK, we got information from when he boarded and we already knew he was coming to Niger State and when he arrived on Monday by 9am, we quickly got him and also those that had handshake with him since he arrived."

According to him, the persons have been placed on a 14-day quarantine, where they would be monitored.

"Our team that is monitoring them will come up with the final result. But for now, there is no case of COVID 19 in Niger State."

Sidi advised residents of the state to remain within the state and not travel to areas already on red alert due to its proximity to the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja).

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