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Suspected case of COVID-19 in Yobe tests negative

The Yobe State Government said on Saturday the suspected coronavirus case in Potiskum local government area of the state had tested negative for the disease.

The state’s Deputy Governor, Malam Idi Gubana, disclosed this to journalists in Damaturu, the state capital.

He said: “After all standard guidelines and protocols were followed, the person’s samples were collected and sent to a laboratory in Abuja for testing.

“I am happy to announce to you that the result of the test came out negative, as such the person does not have coronavirus. He is currently doing much better and will soon be discharged.

“While we thank Allah for the negative result, I wish to stress to the general public to ensure continuous and frequent personal and environmental hygiene, especially frequent handwashing with soap under running water.

“To observe proper respiratory etiquette, social distancing, avoid crowded areas and visit health facility whenever they are not feeling well.

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“For the sake of other people’s health, those coming from areas of confirmed COVID-19 cases should have safe isolation for at least 14.”

The suspected coronavirus case was a 30-year-old truck driver who arrived at the state General Hospital Potiskum with fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing.

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