Adamawa index case speaks for the first time

The first COVID-19 index case in Adamawa state speaks for the first time since isolation.

He said he hopes to recuperate any moment soon as his wellbeing condition improve.

Addressing news reporter on a call, the patient said he is really fine and confided he will be released soon in light of the fact that he can finally relax, more grounded than previously.

In their discussion, our correspondent further notices that the patient is in a truly steady condition and his health condition has improved.

“I’m extremely glad to talk with you, thank you for the concern, I appreciate your prayers and that of Nigerians for my quick recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Inshallah, I’m getting better and stronger against the infection with care from the Health personnel.

“I’m certain that God’s willing I will come out negative, my supplications are that let the index case in Adamawa remain one.” He said

He further said that his health condition has really improved and now feeling better that is the reason he can call and pick calls voluntarily.

MichikaTV also reports:

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has locked down the state for two weeks.

This is coming two days after the state confirmed the case of COVID-19.

In a statement released by Director-General in charge of Media and communications to the governor, Solomon Kumangar, said,

“The Adamawa State Government has imposed a lockdown throughout the state for another period of 14 days with effect from midnight of Friday, April 24, 2020, and to end on Friday midnight of 8 May 2020.

“Painful as the decision is, it is the aftermath of the first COVID-19 index case recorded in the state through a returnee from Kano.

“The Adamawa State Government is, therefore, left with no option than to go for lockdown in the overall interest of saving lives and to contain the spread.”

According to the statement, the government “has commenced contacts tracing and testing, which will be followed by isolation and treatment of positive cases.”

The statement said no form of movement and gatherings are allowed in the state during the lockdown period, except for those on essential duty such as security, Media, health and water board personnel, pharmaceuticals and those selling food items, while financial institutions like banks will operate skeletal services.

It said a mobile court would be set up to prosecute those who go against the order.

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