The Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Sokoto state chapter, Dr Sani Abubakar, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Abubakar disclosed this via his verified social media platforms on Tuesday afternoon.

Dr Sani Abubakar
Dr Sani Abubakar

”One of my unpleasant responsibilities is when I have to break bad news to my highly cherished brethren. It became worse now that it is about me.

”I have been tested and confirmed positive for COVID-19 and I have commenced treatment, and currently, I am clinically stable,” Abubakar said.

Abubakar added that he had no travel history or contact with any confirmed or suspected case so far.

”I have been in isolation and suspended physical contact with family, friends and associates since I was pronounced a suspected case,” he said.

According to him, the Sokoto State Taskforce Committee on Coronavirus is doing the needful.

He urged his colleagues to be attentive as he might probably reach the dreaded phase of community transmission.

”We should be more vigilant, maintain all standard precautions and stay safe,” the chairman said.

Abubakar is a Consultant Hematologist in the department of Pathology at Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto.

Right now he is the only confirmed case of COVID19 in Sokoto as contact tracing is now ongoing.

Nigeria presently has 665 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 188 recovered and 22 deaths. The country has increased its testing capacity to at least 5,000 per day.

Partly culled from PM News


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