Jigawa records 2nd death from Coronavirus


Jigawa state government has announced the death of another coronavirus victim who is said to be from Miga local government of the state.


It could be recalled that the first victim who died of coronavirus in the state was a Lagos returnee, a resident of Fanisau community in Dutse Local Government Area.


The second death was announced by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Abba Zakari in a local Radio Freedom’s programme monitored in Dutse on Monday.


According to him, “the state recorded the second death from a female patient, a resident of Miga Local Government Area of the state. The deceased was initially admitted at two different health facilities in the state before she was tested coronavirus positive.”


However, according to report that the decease has other underlying medical history before she was said to be infected by husband, also a Lagos returnee.


In addition, the state government has taken a samples of 679 deported Almajiris in the state to a private laboratory accredited by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for testing.


While 950 non indigenes Almajiries were identified in Kazaure Local Government Area whose movement has been restricted and the government has commenced free feeding on them pending the end of the pandemic.

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