COVID-19: NCDC driver tests positive in Nasarawa

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa says the state has recorded an additional confirmed case of coronavirus, bringing the number of active cases to 12.

Sule made the disclosure during an expanded state security meeting on Tuesday in Lafia.

The governor said the affected person is a driver with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NSCDC), who transports test samples for the agency in Abuja and got infected in the process.

He said the driver who resides in Ado in Karu Local Government Area of the state, was declared positive on Tuesday morning.

According to the governor, the patient had been moved to the isolation centre at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi for treatment.

The governor explained that all the patients are currently receiving treatment at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia and the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi.

He also said that the state had taken delivery of 6,000 Personal Protective types of equipment (PPE), 50,000 imported face mask as well as another 50,000 locally produced face mask by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

He encouraged the people of the state adhere to all government’s directives on COVID-19 in order to stem the tide of the virus.

“What we noticed is that the transport unions and bus park managers are not passing the message of maximum of two passengers per row in their buses; and that needs to change.

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