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16 health workers test positive to COVID-19 in Borno State

No fewer than 16 health workers have tested positive to the novel COVID-19 disease which has fast spread across the country, according to the Borno State government.

The update was made known on Saturday during a press briefing in Maiduguri, the State capital by Usman Umar Kadafur, the State’s Deputy Governor and chairman of the COVID-19 response team.

According to Kadafur who appealed to residents to be vigilant and observe all precautionary measures, so far, a total of 69 COVID-19 persons have been confirmed positive in Borno State.

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The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Salisu Kwaya-Bura, who also addressed the press during the briefing, said that the number of health workers that tested positive in Borno showed the increasing risks being faced in the fight against COVID-19.

The commissioner, who is the Secretary of the team, said a total of 69 people were infected with COVID-19 in the State, out of which nine had died.

“At the moment, none of our patients is at a critical state.

“They are at the isolation centres receiving medical attention; though the kind of attention varies for those with mild symptoms and those with moderate symptoms,” Kwaya-Bura added

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