A suspected COVID-19 case has been documented in Potiskum town in Yobe Condition.
This came following a 30-calendar year-old person reportedly exhibited some indicators of the deadly virus.
The enhancement has thrown residents of the densely populated town into state of confusion and panic.
Meanwhile, Yobe Point out Commissioner of Well being, who is also the Co-Chairman of the Point out Committee on COVID-19 Avoidance and Regulate, Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana, has confirmed the suspected case at a push briefing held in Damaturu on Friday.
He said the press briefing was necessitated on account of a suspected case of COVID-19 presented to Common Hospital Potiskum yesterday, for this reason, the want to allay the stress and anxiety by placing forward the ideal data specially to the general general public.
“A 30-yr-outdated truck driver, introduced to the Standard Out Client Division of Basic Hospital, Potiskum on the 2nd of April, 2020 with signs and symptoms of cough, fever and problem in respiratory of six days length.
“The affected person experienced travelled to Lagos 7 times earlier. He remaining Lagos on the 23rd of March, 2020 and experienced to stop in excess of at a key health care centre in Bauchi on account of the aforementioned indicators when he couldn’t keep on his journey to Potiskum.
“The State Swift Reaction Staff arrived the clinic about 8:30pm yesterday just number of hours just after remaining presented to the hospital to commence case investigation and to institute medical and community overall health steps.
“These actions include: quick arrangements for basic safety measures, provision of private protecting gear.
“Other products involve arms gloves, disinfectants were offered to the facility”, Dr. Gana described.
According to him, the individual was placed on isolation for comprehensive assessment and comprehensive record, physical evaluation and other investigations had been carried out to arrive at probable differential prognosis.
He additional that a Contact Tracing Staff was proactively constituted to conduct checking of contacts in the healthcare facility and within the neighborhood.
“As at now, a sensitization information was also carried out by Imams in Potiskum in the course of the Friday sermons and the community are responding positively and the entire intention is to tranquil associates of Potiskum community.
“As it is he (the patient) is staying investigated for respiratory keep track of an infection, tuberculosis and Coronavirus disorder.
“Basic samples of supplies had been gathered and ware transported to the Nigerian Centre for Illness Regulate, (NCDC) and WHO accredited lab in Abuja. The final result is expected among tomorrow and the next”, he observed.
The Commissioner acknowledged that the affected person is so much performing well at the isolation facility and is not in any form of distress, for this reason further more steps would be guided by the final result of the examination being carried out.
“I will like to tell the normal public that the point out COVID-19 committee and the State Ministry of Wellness are on top of the situation and guarantee all that, we are doing the job tirelessly to ensure the overall health and safety of the inhabitants are guarded”, he certain.
The committee by the Commissioner, urged customers of the public to continue being serene and keep on to observe preventive steps this sort of as frequent hand hygiene, notice respiratory etiquettes and maintain social distancing.
This was the second time a suspected circumstance was recorded in the condition with the outcome of the initial case turned out to be unfavorable, whilst the latest a single has been despatched to Nigerian Center for Disorder Manage, (NCDC) for test.