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Jigawa deaths rise to 100



… Lagos discharges 60 COVID-19 patients

TENSION is mounting Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State as number of deaths in the area rises to 100.

  While some fear that the victims were suspected to have died from complications related to COVID-19, there are others who say the deaths were mysterious.

  This made Gov. Muhammad Abubakar Badaru to impose total lockdown in Dutse, by another two weeks.

  He gave the order in a broadcast after declaring that 60 per cent of newly recorded 23 cases were in Dutse.

  According to him, there will be serious enforcement of the use of face masks and hand sanitisers in public places.

  He said he had received the community report from Hadejia over the increasing number of deaths in the area declaring that government has established a five-man committee to investigate the issue and recommend appropriate actions.

  The Committee chaired by Dr .Mahmud Abdulwahab with Shehu Mohammed, Yusif Hakimi, Shehu Sule, and representative of WHO as members, would submit its reports within three days.

Meanwhile, Lagos Government, yesterday, discharged 60 patients, describing it as the largest number of recovered patients to be so discharged by the state at a go.

  The discharge came after similar discharged 14 patients tested negative twice for the virus

  The state Ministry of Health, on its twitter handle, said those discharged included 40 male and 20 female and that they were all Nigerians.

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