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Regional News of Monday, 4 May 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Kaduna records 72 COVID-19 cases

Kaduna State has recorded 72 confirmed coronavirus cases.

The state noted that Almajiris recently returned from Kano constitute 65 of the cases. The seven others on admission were persons with travel history outside the state or their contact.

"Since the index case was reported on 28 March 2020, Kaduna State has discharged eight patients and has recorded one fatality who died before his positive test result was received. Overall, 81 cases have been recorded in the state but the active cases are now 72," the state government said.

Residents were encouraged to report "potential spreaders of disease."

"As part of efforts to prevent community transmission, the State Standing Committee on Covid-19 appeals to citizens to report any person who they know has sneaked into the state. Such persons are violating the state’s Quarantine Orders & the FG’s prohibition of interstate travel.

"Beyond illegal conduct, such persons are risking the health and lives of Kaduna State residents by recklessly spreading the virus across state lines," the state government stressed.

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