Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has announced the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in the State.
Tambuwal, in a special broadcast on Monday, said the index case is receiving treatment at the Usman Danfodio Teaching Hospital.
“It is with a very heavy heart and sadness that I break this news to my fellow citizens today of a case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) here in Sokoto.
”Now that the case has been confirmed, the patient shall be transferred to the Sokoto State established isolation center at Amanawa,”
He appealed to people of the State to continue to obey and respect all the measures laid out by all the health experts in order to contain the spread of the disease.
“We must, therefore, redouble our efforts as a government and as citizens to curtail the spread.
“If need be, for the safety of the generality of the people of Sokoto State, we may take further necessary measures,” he said.
“We pray that God Almighty shall Grant him speedy recovery and that God Almighty shall help us to curtail the spread of this pandemic,”
Source: News update