Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Audu, has announced that the state has placed seven persons in self-isolation over suspicion of them having coronavirus.
The health commissioner, who did not name the persons in compulsory isolation, made this known on Tuesday in Lokoja. He said they are under strict monitoring by the ministry.
Audu stated that the affected persons had visited COVID-19 high-risk countries in the last one month.
According to Audu, five of them are in isolation in Lokoja, while the remaining two are in Okene and Ajaokuta.
He enjoined anyone, who just returned from any of high-risk countries, to contact the ministry for necessary action in order to prevent the escalation of the virus.
Earlier, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, who visited Kogi and had direct contact with Governor Yahaya Bello and other top officials, tested positive for the virus.