*Limawa, state’s index case, now negative
Two more positive cases of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have been reported, again, in Niger State, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to eight.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Muhammad Makusidi, who disclosed this while giving update and situational report on the Virus in the state, said one of the new cases is the husband of the only woman at the isolation centre from Suleja and a returnee from Kano.
Dr. Makusidi stated that the second new case is also a man already at the quarantine centre from Zumba, and also a returnee from Kano.
He, however, revealed that the Limawa index case is now negative and awaiting second negative test confirmation before been declared cured.
The Commissioner also disclosed that all the Almajiris, including their Mallams, have been confirmed negative and ready for discharge accordingly.
Meanwhile, two returnees have been received in the hospital’s holding area. One from Lagos and the other from Ibadan; both with relevant symptoms but clinically stable.
The Commissioner said samples have been taken and the DSNO, state epidemiologist and DSS have been duely notified adding that appropriate PPEs are adequately available and in use.