Six out of the fourteen Covid-19 patients at federal Medical Centre, Katsina have been treated and discharged.
The Chief Medical Director of the center, Dr. Bello Suleiman disclosed this to newsmen at Government House, Katsina.
He explained that the patients were discharged after testing negative in two rounds of tests after nineteen days of treatment at the FMC Isolation Centre.
Dr. Suleiman noted that among those discharged was a two and a half year-old infant from Katsina and five other patients from Daura.
He said eight more Covid-19 patients were still receiving treatment at the centre and expressed hope that five of them will be discharged soon after undergoing the second round of tests.
In a related development, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has ordered the lockdown of Kankia, Musawa and Matazu Local Government Areas of Katsina State after results from the NCDC showed one case of Covid-19 in each of the three Local Government Areas.
A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Mustafa Inuwa says the lockdown takes effect from seven in the morning on Friday.
The statement notes that the order was in line with the state government’s decision to lock down any Local Government Area that records an incident of Covid-19.
It calls on people of the affected areas to stay at home and observe preventive measures against the pandemic as shops that sell grains, pharmaceutical and other essential goods will remain open during the period of the lockdown.
Our correspondent reports that so far Katsina State has thirty-three cases of Covid-19 across nine Local Government Areas, with one death and six treated and discharged.