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COVID-19: 15 tests positive for coronavirus in Borno



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The Borno State COVID-19 response team on Friday announced that fifteen person have been confirmed for having coronavirus in the State. 

The fifteen  (15) positive cases are from seventeen (17) samples sent to laboratories of Abba Kyari Memorial Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Maiduguri.

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The COVID-19 response team Secretary, Dr. Sahihu Kwayabura, who doubles as Health Commissioner; disclosed that nine alerts were received and investigated seven suspected cases from Pulka, Biu and Maiduguri metropolis.

According to him, total positive cases of COVID-19 in the state; are 15 with five and seven at isolation centres of the two hospitals.

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He added that the four ambulances deployed to Dikwa, have already returned with three suspected cases of COVID-19.

While speaking on lock down compliance, he said that it was satisfactory with the exception of three Imams that led prayers in mosques on Thursday.

He therefore; urged members of public to continue adhere strictly to social distancing, regular hand washing with soap and use of sanitizers in their homes.

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“You’re to stay in homes in order to continue remain safe and prevented from the deadly virus,” he warned.


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