Katsina state ministry of health has recorded first suspected case of COVID-19, the permanent secretary, Dr Kabir Musptapha has said.
Briefing journalists on Wednesday, Mustapha said the patient who is presently on self isolation, returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warranted further investigations.
He said that his samples had already been taking and results were being expected by tomorrow, pointing out that contact tracing would commence as soon as results are out.
He said the ministry was taking all precautionary measures and closely working with National centre for Disease control (NCDC) on the matter.
According to him, the patient’s history of travel was a high index and the symptoms reported at the clinic prompted actions noting that since his arrival into the state, the patient was taking personal protection of using face maak and self isolation.
He advised people of the host community of Dutsinma town to be cautious of movements and gatherings, saying that people should feel free to seek medical attention as all precautionary measures were on place to provide support.