As the novel coronavirus keeps ravaging the country, with Sokoto State having recorded 116 positive cases out of the 617 tests that have been conducted so far, the Chairman State Taskforce Committee on COVID-19 in Sokoto State, Dr Ali Inname, disclosed on Friday that 90 patients have been discharged after having been successfully managed and treated.
Inname, who is also the State Commissioner for Health, made this disclosure while talking to pressmen in the state adding that 13 deaths have been recorded during the process as well.
“Our innovative approach of the 3Ts (Trace, Test and Treat) has been proactive and effective in aligning the various stages of identification, testing and treatment of suspected and confirmed cases in the State,” he asserted.
He added that since the outbreak of the virus in the country, Sokoto State in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and other stakeholders have been putting all measure to curtail the spread of the virus in the state in place.
He however urged Muslims in the state to adhere to the directive of the His Eminence, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Muhammadu Abubakar and other stakeholders to comply with the safety protocols outlined by the state and NCDC while celebrating Eid-l-Fitr.
He pointed out that, “This is not the best time to embark on festive visitation; rather, we encourage you to make use of social media or any other means of communication to extend best wishes to fellow Muslim Ummah and loved ones.”
“But where the visitation became necessary social distancing, use of face mask and constant use of sanitizers at interval should be applicable,” he added.
He also urged the Muslim faithfuls in the state to pray for the state and Nigeria as a whole during the Eid-l-Fitr celebration for Allah’s intervention to put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.