Covid-19: Niger govt quarantines 27 persons

By Priscilla Campbell

Twenty-seven persons have been quarantined in Minna, the Niger State capital, for allegedly coming in contact with a Coronavirus suspect at the Isolation Centre.
The state Commissioner of Health, Dr Mohamned Maku Sidi, disclosed this in Minna during an inspection visit of members of the state Task Force on COVID-19 to the isolation centre.
The commissioner explained that a 59-year-old man arrived from Lagos to Makera community in Mashegu area of the state showing symptoms suspected to be of coronavirus and the community reported the issue to the Task Force.

He stated that when the suspect gathered that his issue had been reported, he ran away from the community into Makera market and boarded a truck to escape to Wuhishi, Wushishi Local Government Area.

However, the commissioner said that armed with the information, the Covid-19 Task Force team arrested him and 26 others in the truck he boarded and conveyed them to the isolation centre.
"But the suspect who might have heard about the plans of his family members in Makera to disallow him access to his family house in the village, on his arrival at Makera, on Monday, parked his private vehicle that he brought from Lagos somewhere within the village, disguised as an ordinary person and boarded a Canter Truck, that was traveling to Wushishi local government area of the state and with 26 people on board the vehicle, " he stated.
Sidi also stated that the results of the tests carried out on the 27 persons were being expected in the state by next week from the NCDC, Abuja.

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