COVID-19: Niger records third confirmed case

By Valentine Amanze

A third case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The state Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Dr Muhammad Makusidi, disclosed this in a statement by Mary Noel-Berje, the chief press secretary of the Niger State government.
Makusidi explained that the COVID-19 patient, who is over 30 years, is a driver from Kano State and was driving-pass Minna towards Kano when he was intercepted for flouting the Niger State COVID-19 movement restriction order.
The commissioner said that the driver was tried by the mobile court and quarantined, where his sample was taken to Abuja for test and it returned positive.
He said that the patient, who is presently at the quarantine centre in Minnna, will immediately be moved to Isolation centre at the Minna General Hospital for treatment.
The commissioner said that the patient has no contact in the state as he was only passing-by to his destination in Kano State.
He also announced the interception of three vehicles carrying 43 passengers heading to Kuta in Shiroro Local Government Area but were tried at the mobile court and rapatriated back to their state.

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