The chairman of the Sokoto State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Sani Abubakar, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
His case is the first index case recorded in Sokoto.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Monday had confirmed this index case, adding that the patient is receiving treatment at Usman Danfodio Teaching Hospital.
Dr Sani took to his Facebook page, disclosing that he has commenced treatment.
His post read: “I have been tested and confirmed positive for COVID-19 today (Monday).
“I have commenced treatment and currently, I am clinically stable.
“I have no travel history or contact with any confirmed or suspected case so far
“Also, I have been in isolation and suspended physical contact with family, friends, and associates since I was pronounced a suspected case. The Sokoto State Task Force is doing the needful.”
Sani, however, warned fellow health workers that the virus had reached the dreaded place of community transmission despite the fight to curtail it.
“Finally, I want to draw the attention of my colleagues that we have probably reached the dreaded phase of community transmission. We should be more vigilant, maintain ALL standard precautions,” his post added.