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Kebbi State denies case of COVID-19

Kebbi State Government has debunked the rumours of a suspected case of Corona Virus outbreak in the state.

Briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, Chairman of the Task Force and Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Jafar Muhammed said the state has not yet recorded any single case of Covid 19.

He said the briefing became necessary following some false social media reports saying that a  Youth Corp member in Birnin Kebbi had contacted the virus.

Alhaji Muhammed explained, ” a 27-year-old NYSC member that was alleged to have contracted the virus was diagnosed at Federal Medical Center on the 24th of March and the result turned out to be Pneumonia, not Covid 19.

He, however, pointed out that, in view of the prevailing circumstances surrounding his admission, a sample of the youth Corps member was taken and the result was being awaited.

He averred that the result would be made available in the next few days for proper confirmation, but called on the  people to remain calm.

The Commissioner further explained that the Task Force on the Control of Covid 19 had since swung into action through surveillance and rapid response mechanisms, to complement the existing healthcare structures in the state.

Abdul Jibril


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