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The Kaduna state government has disclosed that a family of 10 members tested positive for coronavirus in the state.

The state Governor El-Rufa’i disclosed this on Friday via his verified Twitter handle, adding that the new cases were recorded in four local government areas of Kaduna North, Zaria, Chikun and Sabon-Gari.

He further stated that 14 of the new cases are from Kaduna North, two from Zaria and one each from Chikun and Sabon-Gari.

COVID19 Kaduna Update. 18 new cases were recorded today, 10 of whom are members of one family. 14 of the new cases are from Kaduna North, two from Zaria and one each from Chikun and Sabon-Gari LGAs. Residents are advised to adhere to safety measures,” his tweet read.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence, has apprehended NSCDC, a COVID-19 positive case who attempted to escape from an Isolation Center in Kaduna on Thursday.

 In a statement by Ekunola Gbenga, media assistant to the Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, it was disclosed that Corps Assistant Joshua Philip, who was posted to Infectious Disease Control Center, Down Quarters, Kaduna South, to provide security, narrated the incident.

The coronavirus patient tried to leave the Center for prayers without the permission of doctors.

A confrontation ensued between our personnel and the patient who forcefully picked the keys of the gate of the Center and tried to open the gate to escape.

The patient was arrested by Philip, who was among the officers on duty at the time. The statement added that the keys have been disinfected.

“Despite that, the doctor gave the personnel some drugs; he was instructed to self-Isolate for two weeks and to call the Center if he develops any symptoms.

The Corps has since strengthened its security measures in the internal isolation centre”, the spokesman added.

On Wednesday, the Kaduna health ministry on Wednesday announced the discharge of a coronavirus patient after successful treatment.

Dr Amina Baloni, the Commissioner for Health, said in a statement that the patient had recovered from the disease and that they looked forward to the discharge of the other five patients.

“I am pleased to share the good news that a COVID-19 patient has been discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre (IDC). Following treatment at the isolation centre, the patient has recovered. This has been confirmed by two consecutive negative results, the second of which came on Tuesday, April 14. The ministry wishes to acknowledge the dedicated contributions of our teams that are contributing to our collective COVID-19 efforts. We also wish to pay tribute to the medical professionals at the Infectious Disease Centre for the successful management of these patients. The ministry wishes to remind residents of Kaduna State that it is safer and cheaper to observe preventive measures than to treat COVID-19. Citizens must wash their hands regularly with soap and water and observe social distancing. They are also advised to avoid large gatherings and stay at home, except where it is absolutely necessary to go out. Wherever they are, they should also practise respiratory hygiene,’’ the commissioner said.

Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed through a video posted on his verified twitter handle on Saturday evening that he has tested positive to the coronavirus disease.

Governor El-Rufai in a statement said that he submitted sample for the coronavirus test earlier this week and the result came out positive on Saturday, March 28.

He also disclosed that he would be going into self-isolation, as it is the standard guideline prescribed by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control.

He is the first case in Kaduna State.