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How El-Rufai infected two with coronavirus – Health Commissioner

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Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Baloni has said on Tuesday that the two new confirmed Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the State are contacts of governor Nasir El-Rufai.

According to her, the index case is the first documented patient in a disease epidemic within a population, or the first documented patient included in an epidemiological study.

Recall that the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday confirmed two new positive cases, bringing the number of cases to three in Kaduna.

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai had on March 28 tested positive to the Coronavirus making him the first to test positive to the virus in the State.

Baloni, in a statement issued in Kaduna, while reviewing update on the 2 new cases confirmed in the State by the NCDC, said that health officials are actively tracking all contacts of positive cases to curtail spread of the virus.

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The commissioner  urged residents to strictly adhere to the stay at home and self quarantine declared by the State government to curtail spread of the pandemic.

Baloni advised residents on regular hand washing and observance of social distancing to avoid contracting the virus.

“As we are working hard to safeguard our state and contain the spread of the virus, I urge you all to observe frequent hand washing and social distancing.

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“All those who returned from countries with COVID-19 infections and those who have had contact with suspected or confirmed cases should isolate themselves for 14-days.

“All persons in self isolation are monitored for symptoms. Testing for COVID-19 is not yet offered as a routine service. Members of the public are advised to observe personal and respiratory hygiene, stay at home and stay safe,” she said.

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