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Kwara confirms five new COVID-19 cases

Kwara confirms five new COVID-19 cases
April 17
21:46 2020
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Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman, governor of Kwara, has confirmed five new COVID-19 cases in the state.

In a tweet late Thursday, the governor made the announcement, advising residents to stay safe.

With the announcement, a total of nine cases have been confirmed in the state.

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On Thursday, Kwara discharged the first two patients to test positive for coronavirus in the state, after they tested negative to the virus.

Five members of the patients’ families, who were at the state’s isolation centre, were also discharged after testing negative twice to coronavirus.

A total of 128 people have been tested in the state. Of that figure, 87 have been cleared as negative, while others are pending.

Earlier on Friday, at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing, Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said while there are efforts to increase testing facilities across states, the major focus will be on scaling up the public sector.

A total of 7,153 samples had been tested as of 6 pm on Friday, according to the NCDC.

Meanwhile, as of 10:15 pm on Friday, 493 COVID-19 infections had been recorded in 19 states of the federation and the federal capital territory.

A total of 159 people have been discharged.

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  1. Bagmus
    Bagmus April 19, 08:07

    Advice’s to kwarans and the state Governor to take quike and immediate precautions against this corona virus(covid19) and to able to control security conscious stay home lockdown no movement.please May Almighty see us through

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