The Katsina state government has revealed that the wife and children of the medical doctor who died after getting infected with coronavirus have tested positive.
While addressing newsmen, the state governor, Aminu Masari said the deceased wife and two children have been moved to an isolation centre where they are receiving treatment.
The late health practitioner fell sick after he returned from Lagos. He was later confirmed to be positive to coronavirus.
The governor said: “Samples of about 23 people were taken to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control; three tested positive for COVID-19.”
“We are still taking samples of people suspected to have had contact with the victims; we shall trace anyone that had any contact with the victims. We shall ensure that the pandemic is not spread further.”
The Katsina state government had announced a total lockdown in Daura local government in order to contain the spread of the virus.
“The government, in consultation with the local leadership in Daura, has decided to lockdown Daura local government area completely, beginning from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 11,” Masari added.
He, however, said four pharmaceutical outfits and three grain stores will be allowed to operate in order to attend to the needs of the people during the lockdown.
He appealed to residents of the state to corporate with the government in order to effectively prevent the spread of the virus. “We want people to cooperate with the government so that we can contain the disease. The lockdown may come with some difficulties, but it is very necessary so as to save lives,” Masari concluded.’