Niger State Government has quarantined a total of 75 contacts believed to have had contacts with persons that have tested positive to the COVID-19 disease.
There are a total of 53 contacts in Limawa community, where one Abubakar Sani tested positive to coronavirus as confirmed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, 21 in Suleja and one in Bida area of the state.
It would be recalled that the state governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello last week ordered a 24 hours curfew for two weeks commencing from Monday, 13th, April to curb spread of the disease following reports of cases in Limawa area of the state.
The state Chairman, Task Force on COVID-19, Alh. Ahmed Matane, who stated this in Minna, said the 53 contacts from Limawa are under close monitoring and observation for any symptomatic behavior.
He explained that a lawyer in the Bida area of the state, who returned from Dubai, United Emirate with a flight link from the United Kingdom, has gone on self quarantine on the advice of his doctor.
” The lawyer after returning, subjected himself to private clinic check-up where he was advised by his Doctor to undergo a 14 day quarantine by the State Government.”
Matane also announced the arrival of a team from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, National Rapid Response Team (NCDC-NRRT) for Niger State to support in the fight against the deadly pandemic led by Dr. Ifeanyi Abali.
Speaking, the Director of Niger State Public Health, Dr Ibrahim Idris, said so far, about eleven specimen samples have been taken to NCDC for analysis and evaluation.
Also, Dr. Patrick, an Epidemiologist , disclosed that currently, 74 contacts are under monitoring and observation of which, 53 are from Limawa community and 21 from Suleja, Suleja Lg.