COVID-19: ADAMAWA RECORDS 7 NEW CASES, MAKING A TOTAL OF 12 CONFIRMED CASES.
The secretary to the state government who doubles as the chairman Covid 19 containment committee Mal Bashiru Ahmad has confirmed 7 new cases of Covid 19 in the state 1 of which was the absconded positive case from Gombe state
The Chairman while briefing newsmen said the state has in all 12 confirmed cases and machinery for contact tracing has already been established.
Briefing journalists at the situation room the Chairman Covid 19 containment committee Mal Bashiru Ahmad said the positive case who sneaked from Gombe state and was at large has been apprehended around Taraba State and has been deployed to the isolation center
He further stated that 63 samples were initially sent for testing and out of the 40 results it received 6 turned out positive making a total of 12 confirmed cases in the state
Of the 6 newly confirmed cases in the state 5 had contact with the index case in mubi,while 1 is from Lamurde local government
While stating that Contact tracing machinery has been launched, the Chairman noted that mubi is becoming the epicentre of the virus in the state as such the possible lockdown of mubi to ensure contact tracing is effectively carried out is at sight
The Chairman who assured that the committee and those working under it are tirelessly working to curb the spread of the virus in the state admonished people who doubt the existence of the virus to believe corona virus is real n ravaging the society
Mal Bashiru Ahmad advised people to obey directives given by the Governor on mandatory use of face masks and strict compliance to NCDC guidelines in the overall well being of the state
A total of 12 cases of #COVID19 confirmed in Adamawa State
– 5 from Mubi LGA (Mubi Index Case Contacts)
– 1 Case from Lamurde
– 1 Case that absconded from Gombe apprehended
Confirmed Cases: 12