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Medical Doctor Becomes Second Coronavirus Patient In Adamawa



Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa State Government has recorded another confirmed case of coronavirus in the state.

The governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, during a broadcast in Yola; the state capital on Tuesday, said the new case is a medical doctor at the Mubi General Hospital, who contracted the infection without any known travel history. Adding that he is a returnee from Kano and has no link with the index case.

Fintiri stated: “I have received yet again, another devastating update that out of the eight samples we have pending at the NCDC Referral Lab in Abuja, one turned out positive, six are negative and one is still pending.

“With this, I regret to announce that we now have two COVID-19 confirmed cases in Adamawa State.

“What is striking about this case is the fact that it is not linked to the index case. 

“Last week, we sent eight samples to Abuja, five were direct contacts of the index case as traced; while three were new suspicious cases were showing symptoms.

“Having additional case in the state is truly worrisome, more disturbing is the fact that the victim is a medical doctor in one of our hospitals in Mubi, who must have had contacts with many people in the course of discharging his duties lawfully. 

“This indeed places on our shoulder a Herculean task of contact tracing which is not only tedious but strenuous.

“While the contact tracing is no doubt daunting, more scaring is the fact that we may be sliding into the most dangerous phase of the pandemic, which is community transmission of the virus.”

The governor however announced a mandatory use of face masks in the state.

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