Thirty-two new cases of coronavirus has been recorded in Jigawa, the state governor, Muhammad Badaru confirmed on Tuesday while giving an update on the pandemic in the state.
Mr. Badaru said 57 samples were taken from contacts of infected persons in five local government areas out of which 32 tested positive.
He added that 20 samples tested negative while testing will be repeated on the remaining five.
This now brings to 72 the total number of confirmed cases.
The new cases would be transferred to the state’s isolation centre while efforts would be intensified to trace those who have had contact with the patients, the governor said..
Badaru also said the lockdown in the state “will continue and sanctions will be imposed on anybody that breaks this order”.
He said his administration had approved the procurement of four ventilators, three ambulances and additional personal protective equipment (PPE) to help in the fight against the coronavirus.