A suspected COVID-19 sufferer has been quarantined on the specialist hospital in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital.
The Commissioner Of Health within the state, Ahmad Yahaya instructed Channels Television that the sufferer was quarantined on Wednesday after exhibiting some signs suggestive of the coronavirus.
“He was admitted on the casualty unit of the specialist hospital after he got here down with signs which can be suggestive of the virus.
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“We have a protocol checklist that we have developed. After we administered it to him, it was suggestive. This is why we moved him to the isolation unit,” Yahaya mentioned.
He added that samples of the affected person have been taken to Abuja, the nation’s capital for testing and phone tracing can also be underway.
“We took his samples around 5: 00pm yesterday to Abuja, hopefully before the end of Wednesday or tomorrow morning, the confirmation will be ready. Other contacts tracing are also on,” Yahaya added.
Report of the suspected COVID-19 sufferer in Nasarawa State comes after the state governor Abdullahi Sule went into self-isolation following his bodily contact with individuals who’ve examined constructive for the Coronavirus, together with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.