Adamawa records first COVID-19 case

Yusuf Bello| The Adamawa State Government has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Governor of the state, Ahmadu Fintiri who made the disclosure in a state broadcast on Wednesday, said the victim is a returnee from Kano State.

According to the governor, on arrival in the state, the index case fell sick and went to the Specialist Hospital, Yola, where he tested positive for the virus.

He said, “On April 20, 2020, the state COVID-19 containment committee identified three suspected cases and one was confirmed positive.”

“Adamawa state is now formally on the COVID-19 map.”

He said appropriate mechanisms had been put in place to trace the contacts of the patient for possible quarantine, advised residents to prepare for possible total lockdown to curtail spread of the virus.

A total of 782 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been recorded in 24 states and the federal capital territory.

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