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Six year old tests positive for COVID-19

A six year old girl has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The state Commissioner of Health and Chairman of the Task Force on COVID-19 in Jigawa State Dr. Abba Zakari stated this to newsmen in Dutse.

He explained that the girl’s father is the index case in Kazaure and was confirmed to be positive upon his arrival from Enugu State.

According to him, out of the eighteen samples collected in the contact tracing of the Kazaure index case, only the little girl’s sample turned out positive.

Dr Zakari said the girl will soon be evacuated and will join her father at the isolation center in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.

According to the latest statistics by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, Jigawa State has thirty nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 with one death recorded.

Usman MZ

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