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Yobe confirms COVID-19 index case

Yobe State COVID-19 Committee on Prevention and Control has confirmed that, the state has recorded its first Coronavirus case.

Chairman of the Committee and the State Deputy Governor, Idi Barde Gubana gave the confirmation at a press briefing on Thursday in Damaturu.

He said the victim was a 29-year-old man and has no travel history to high risk states.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Yobe State was among the states with COVID-19 index cases announced earlier by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) on its official website.

Idi Barde Gubana, said the case is a 29-year- old who is unmarried and he lives with his parents.

The patient is a staff with a new generation bank in Damaturu.

The patient is said not to have any history of travel to any of the COVID -19 high burden state, raising fear of community transmission in the state.

In a related news, Jigawa State has confirmed the death of one person who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to nine.

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