The Nasarawa State government has said on Tuesday that it has begun an aggressive tracing of contacts of the state lawmaker, Adamu Suleiman, who died recently from the corona virus pandemic.
Adamu Suleiman, who represented Nasarawa Central state constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, was reported to have died last week from complications attributed to the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule stated this during an expanded COVID-19 meeting held at the Government House, Lafia.
He said, “74 four people had had contact with the deceased lawmaker in Nasarawa State alone apart from the 23 members of the state assembly and other contacts in the House of Assembly.
He added that samples of the high risk contacts of the deceased have so far been taken and the family members are part of the samples taken for testing.
Consequently, the governor said that the Nasarawa State House Assembly has been fully fumigated.
On palliatives, the governor said the materials which include 50,000 imported face masks, 30,000 face masks from Kenyang Mining Company; four trucks of food items from the Federal Government have all arrived in the state.
Governor Sule also said as of Monday, the state had 11 cases of COVID-19, with one fatality, before a new positive case was reported in Ado area of Karu Local Government Area.
The Governor continued, “The victim delivers samples for NCDC and in the process, contacted the pandemic as his test result was released and found to be positive, bringing our total number of confirmed cases to twelve.
“Seven of the cases are in Lafia, while four of the other cases are in Federal Medical Centre,FMC, Keffi, where they are receiving treatment.”