Kaduna state government has declared that two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state are contacts of the index cases.
The state government made this known in a statement issued by the commissioner of health, Hajia Amina Baloni, on Tuesday, March 31.
Speaking further on the coronavirus outbreak in the state, the commissioner said the two cases confirmed are as a result of contact from an index case.
Hajia Baloni said the health officials are on the move to track people with a history of established contact with the positive cases.
Earlier, The Herald reported that Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for coronavirus. El-Rufai made the announcement via a video where he revealed that unfortunately, he has tested positive for the deadly virus.
It was also confirmed in a statement personally signed by him which was released this evening.
The statement read: “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the Covid-19 test. The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive.
“According to the protocols for managing Covid-19, I am in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for a someone that is no showing symptoms.
“I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced. It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive.
“The Deputy Governor is chairing our Covid-19 Taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai 28th March 2020.”
It was also reported that Kaduna State Government took drastic measures in curbing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
The state government announced that effective immediately, any individual seeking entry into Kaduna state is expected to undergo appropriate testing before they can be allowed into the state.
Hadiza Balarebe explained that the state government sent a medical team to the airport, train stations and motor parks to test passengers who were coming into Kaduna.