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14 medical personnel tests positive to COVID-19

14 medical and health personnel in Katsina State have tested positive to COVID-19.

The state governor, Alhaji Aminu Masari disclosed this while briefing newsmen with updates on the fight against COVID-19.

He explained that the health workers include doctors, nurses and other auxiliary staff that attended to patients with regular ailments which later turned out to be COVID-19.

Governor Masari said ten of the infected medical personnel were staff of the Federal Medical Centre in Katsina while 4 worked in private hospitals.

He also noted that 6 COVID-19 patients in difference Isolation centres in the state have been treated and discharged while 5 others have died of the virus.

The governor explained that out of the latest samples returned from the NCDC laboratory in Abuja, 35 tested positive, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 75.

Masari who emphasised on stricter enforcement of the lock-down, urged people of the state to obey the social distancing and embrace personal and environmental hygiene to prevent the community spread of the virus in the state.

Isma’il Adamu

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