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The Governor of Kebbi State, Governor Atiku Bagudu has confirmed the index case of COVID-19 in the state

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Kebbi Records Index Case

The Governor of Kebbi State, Governor Atiku Bagudu has confirmed the index case of COVID-19 in the state.

Governor Bagudu announced the confirmation on Sunday night during a special broadcast to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.

It came from the 13 samples sent to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Abuja for testing.

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He said the index case of COVID-19 is a 40-year-old with a travel history to Lagos.

Governor Bagudu also said the patient has been moved to the isolation centre while a team of medical experts are working to trace his contacts.

Kebbi State previously was among the list of twelve states with no confirmed cases in Nigeria.

Kebbi Records Index Case kebbi records index case - WhatsApp Image 2020 04 27 at 7 - The Governor of Kebbi State, Governor Atiku Bagudu has confirmed the index case of COVID-19 in the state

However, NCDC, while giving updates on confirmed cases on Sunday, disclosed that an index case has been recorded in the State.

With Kebbi now having a confirmed case, this reduces the number of states with no case of Coronavirus to nine, as Imo and Adamawa states had recorded index cases few days back.

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With this new development, the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 1273.

NCDC tweet read, “43-Lagos, 8-Sokoto, 6-Taraba,5-Kaduna, 5-Gombe, 3-Ondo, 3-FCT, 3-Edo, 3-Oyo, 3-Rivers, 3-Bauchi, 2-Osun, 1-Akwa Ibom, 1-Bayelsa, 1-Ebonyi and 1-Kebbi State.

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