Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Baloni, has said that the two confirmed Coronavirus cases in the state are contacts of the index case, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
El-Rufai had on Friday announced that he tested positive to the Coronavirus, making him the first to test positive to the virus in the state.
But his Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Baloni, said in a statement issued today that the two new cases announced by the National Centre for Desease Control (NCDC) on Monday evening are contacts of the index case.
Baloni said that health officials are actively tracking all contacts of positive cases to curtail the spread of the virus.
She urged residents to strickly adhere to the Stay at home self quarantined declared by the state government to curtail spread of the Coronavirus.
” As we are working hard to safeguard our state and contain the spread of the virus, I urge you all to observe frequent handwashing and social distancing.
“All those who returned from countries with Covid-19 infections and those who have had contact with suspected or confirmed cases, should isolate themselves for 14 days.
“All persons in self-isolation are monitored for symptoms. Testing for Covid-19 is not yet offered as a routine service.
“Members of the public are advised to observe personal and respiratory hygiene, stay at home and stay safe,” the statement added.
Elanza News reports that the federal government also said it is tracing a total of 6,000 people that had contact with the 111 cases earlier announced positive.
The total number of people that have tested positive in Nigeria are over 131 with about eight patients now free of the virus.