A six year old girl has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The state Commissioner of Health and Chairman of the Task Force on COVID-19 in Jigawa State Dr. Abba Zakari disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse.

He explained that the girl’s father is the index case in Kazaure and was confirmed to be positive upon his arrival from Enugu State.

According to him, out of the eighteen samples collected in the contact tracing of the Kazaure index case, only the little girl’s sample turned out positive.

Zakari said the girl will soon be evacuated and will join her father at the isolation centre in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.

Kano Daily recalled that according to the latest statistics by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC Jigawa State has thirty nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 with one death recorded.

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