A file picture of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.
Borno State has recorded a suspected COVID-19 dying, one which would be the State’s first when confirmed.
Deputy Governor Umar Kadafur who can also be the chairman of the Covid 19 Taskforce revealed this to journalists in Maiduguri after a excessive stage assembly attended by humanitarian companions, the place the governor was briefed on the scenario of issues.
Residents of the state had woken as much as the information of a affected person introduced in from Gwoza native authorities of the state manifesting signs of the corona virus who had died on the College of Maiduguri Educating Hospital.
The deceased a well being employee by occupation, is alleged to be a humanitarian employee, whose journey historical past was not clear as at time of submitting this report.
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Well being employees on the UMTH have been in panic because the information broke, whereas sources say all those that attended to the affected person have been known as again for attainable isolation.
Kadafur through the chat with journalists didn’t reveal the standing of the deceased affected person however urged residents to stay calm and follow social distance and different hygienic protocols suggested.
“We’ve got a affected person who has handed away; He has been examined however the outcome has been despatched to the NCDC and they’re the individuals mandated to make a press release on that. However as a committee we’re nonetheless working and reviewing issues within the city.
“As a committee now now we have evaluated loads of issues now we have began placing our home so as within the occasion if there’s something popping out whereas we await that outcome, for now we ask that you simply keep calm and look ahead to the outcome.”
“The outcomes have been communicated to nationwide heart for illness management to make a press release however as a committee we’re nonetheless working after the report we’ll make it public Insha Allah soonest.
“I’ve to warning the press in terms of reporting even after the primary check it’s a must to run a confirmatory check if you happen to’re not a medical individual or if you happen to’re not a part of the workforce you’re not suppose to preempt the results of that final result till when it’s confirmed from official designated company just like the NCDC,” Kadafur acknowledged.
A COVID-19 testing heart for the Northeast area has been positioned on the UMTH in Borno State the place samples of the suspected case was examined.
The deputy governor famous that the NCDC would conduct a confirmatory check and announce the outcome.