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Kebbi State confirms first case of coronavirus

By Comrade Nnadi Goodluck

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On Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kebbi State.

Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu added, saying that the index case was a 40-year old man, with travel history to Lagos.

The governor said: “Regrettably, however, Kebbi state has taken 13 samples to the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control ( NCDC).

“Today, one of the samples returned positive. He has been taken to the Isolation centre and contacts tracing is taking place.”

Below is the statement from NCDC.

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“91 new cases of #COVID19 reported;

43-Lagos
8-Sokoto
6-Taraba
5-Kaduna
5-Gombe
3-Ondo
3-FCT
3-Edo
3-Oyo
3-Rivers
3-Bauchi
2-Osun
1-Akwa Ibom
1-Bayelsa
1-Ebonyi
1-Kebbi

“As at 11:50pm 26th April- 1273 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.

Discharged: 239
Deaths: 40.” The statement read.

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