Coronavirus has become a big threat to all countries in the world including world power, the United States of America, China and the United Kingdom.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that within two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled.
It also said that there are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291 people have lost their lives. The index case of coronavirus was discovered in Lagos on February 24, when an Italian who came on a business trip to Nigeria fell ill and was later tested positive of the disease. He was quarantined for proper treatment.
Katsina records first suspected coronavirus case
Katsina state ministry of health has recorded a first suspected case of coronavirus, the permanent secretary, Kabir Mustapha said. Daily Trust reports that while briefing newsmen on Wednesday, March 18, Mustapha said the patient, who is presently in self-isolation, returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warrant further investigations. “Already, his samples have been taken and results is expected tomorrow. The contact tracing will commence as soon as results are out,” he said. He noted that the ministry is taking all precautionary measures and closely working with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the matter. The permanent secretary advised people of the host community of Dutsinma town to be cautious of movements and gatherings. He added that people should feel free to seek medical attention as all precautionary measures were in place to provide support.