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Borno’s first suspected Coronavirus case tested negative – UMTH

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The management of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) says the suspected COVID-19 case isolated at the hospital tested negative to the virus.

Prof. Mala Sandabe, Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Prof. Mala Kyari -Sandabe, made the disclosure at a press conference on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

Sandabe disclosed that the results from the specimen taken from the suspected case for a test at the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Abuja, came back negative.

He said the patient was discharged from the hospital but advised to isolate himself at home for a period of two weeks for further clinical observations.

The CMAC said the hospital has set up a 36-bed capacity isolation center provided with 50 diagnostic kits to enhance response to COVID-19.

He added that the hospital also set up a task force committee to work with the Borno State Government Response Committee to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the state.

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