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Kano coronavirus escapee arrested in Plateau tests positive



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Plateau State government on Thursday said a woman who escaped from Kano State during the lockdown and was arrested by the State COVID-19 Task Force in Jos has tested positive for coronavirus.

Director-General of the Plateau State Covid-19 Task Force, Daser David, who is also Head of the Situation Room, made this known in a tweet on his Twitter handle.

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Daser David
The woman ran from Kano to Jos. She is positive today. So we have a case.

Daser David
For the record, she showed a positive result from one of our quarantine centres. She was arrested and quarantined so we are still good.

The test result of the case came out positive on Thursday shortly after the State Governor, Simon Lalong, addressed the state, announcing a resumption of the lockdown in four days.

Official confirmation of the case is being expected to be made by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, which is expected to be published before midnight.

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