Five family members quarantined in Nasarawa

Haleem Olatunji

Five family members have been quarantined in Nasarawa state over symptoms of coronavirus.


Speaking with Channels TV on Thursday, Adamu Yahaya, the chief medical director of federal medical centre at Keffi local government area of the state, said the family members arrived the local government from Ogun state.

He said they showed symptoms of the virus which led to the quarantine.

Yahaya said the specimens of the five persons have been taken and sent to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) laboratory in Abuja for test.


He said the family members will remain at the hospital’s isolation centre till the test results arrive.

“We saw them based on our high level of alertness and suspicion. We have already quarantined them at our isolation centre. We have taken sample today so we are waiting for results,” he said.

Nigeria recorded four new coronavirus cases of the virus on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 12.


The federal government, in order to prevent further cases, announced the restriction of travel from 13 countries including US, UK and China.

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