COVID-19: 7 travelers released from quarantine test positive in Taraba


Not fewer than 7 persons out 124 travelers quarantined at NYSC Isolation Center in Jalingo, Taraba State has been found to be positive for Coronavirus.

This followed the announcement by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC, that Taraba State has recorded 7 new cases of COVID-19.

The state technical committee Wednesday disclosed that the new cases were among the 124 intercepted travelers discharged last Sunday after completing 14 days quarantine.

The State Commissioner for Health and Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Innocent Vakkai explained that the second sample sent for tests after all their first results tested negative, returned with 7 of the 124 testing positive.

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According to him, “the seven new cases are from two local government areas and the local council chairmen whom they were released to pending the arrival of their second test results have been contacted.

“We are currently making efforts to get them back to the isolation centre.

“However, if they have mingled with people in their community, contact tracing would immediately commence to ensure we don’t have community spread.

“We are however appealing to members of the public to remain calm because up till now we have not recorded any community transmission which we are grateful for.

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