by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Kaduna State Government has said that tests of COVID-19 were only recorded in seven local government areas of the state.
This was even as it was observed that majority of COVID-19 cases in the state have travel history and that such illegal inter-state travels are widening the spread of the virus in the state.
A statement issued from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Friday and signed by the Special Adviser, Media and Communications, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, noted that, “Positive COVID-19 test results have been recorded from seven local government areas of Giwa, Igabi, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Makarfi, Soba and Zaria.”
The statement argued that, “Many citizens of Kaduna State have endured inconveniences and consistently complied with the restriction of movement, including the prohibition of non-essential interstate movement.
He noted that this illegal travel has increased the danger of community transmission as “infections have now been recorded in some mainly rural local governments on the borders of the state.”
“To this end, the Standing Committee on COVID-19 appeals for the vigilance and active involvement of all citizens in the effort to avert this peril.”
The Special Adviser said that the COVID-19 “has confirmed that seven new cases were recorded in the state on Thursday, 7th May, 2020. Kaduna State now has 82 active cases, having discharged 10 patients and recorded one fatality.
“The latest cases include four persons with travel history outside the state: a senior citizen, who received many visitors at home and two persons in the police barracks, who are contacts of one of the policemen, who tested positive,” he added.