One of the six patients infected by the COVID-19 virus in Kaduna State has been discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre, the state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni, has said.
The Commissioner who broke the news on Wednesday said that the patient recovered following treatment at the isolation centre.
She explained, “Two consecutive negative results have confirmed the patient’s recovery, the second of which came on Tuesday, 14th April, 2020.”
The Commissioner said the state government was looking forward to the recovery and eventual discharge of the other five COVID-19 patients in the state.
Dr. Baloni acknowledged the dedicated contributions of the various teams that are contributing to the collective fight against COVID-19, adding that, “We also wish to pay tribute to the medical professionals at the Infectious Disease Centre for the successful management of this patient.”
The Commissioner stated, “The Ministry of Health wishes to remind residents of Kaduna State that it is safer and cheaper to observe preventive measures than to treat COVID-19. Citizens must wash their hands regularly with soap and water and observe social distancing.”
She also advised residents to avoid large gatherings and stay at home, except it is necessary to go out.