Nigeria: Borno Identifies 99 Contacts of Index Case

(file photo).
22 April 2020

The Borno State Government has identified 99 people believed to have had contact with the index case of COVID-19 in the state.

Deputy Governor Umar Kadafur disclosed at a news conference in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The index case was a health worker with the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) - Doctors Without Border -, an international organisation offering humanitarian service in the North East.

Until his death on Saturday last week, the patient worked in Pulka, a district in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State housing thousands of displaced persons.

Kadafur, who is also the Chairman of the Borno State High-Powered Committee on the Prevention and spread of COVID-19, told reporters that 99 people of interest have been traced.

He explained that 35 people had contact with the index case in Pulka where he was working before he developed symptoms while the remaining 64 were his contacts in Maiduguri who attended to him in a hospital or had contact with his remains.

More From: This Day

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

X