Katsina State records 1st COVID-19 casualty

By Mercy Chukwudiebere, Lagos

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Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari.

Dr Aliyu Yakubu, a private medical practitioner in Daura, Katsina State has died of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

The State Governor, Aminu Masari said this while briefing newsmen on the unfortunate event at the Government house Katsina on Tuesday.

On his official twitter handle @GovernorMasari, the Governor said;

Governor Masari said the deceased blood sample was taken to Abuja where it was confirmed to contain #Coronavirus. He was also said to have a history of Hepatitis and Hypertension.

”We have issued a directive for the identification and isolation of all those he had contact with upon his return from Lagos.

”Their blood samples will be taken and tested to know their status, thereafter the next line of action will follow.

”We wish to assure our people that the state government, under our watch, will continue to take all necessary measures to curtail the spread of #COVID19 in the state,” the Governor added.