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Taraba Discharges All COVID-19 Patients

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Zainab Sanni

The Taraba State Government has discharged all the 17 COVID-19 patients in state.

The State Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, made the announcement during a statewide broadcast  on Tuesday.

He said the 17 patients in the state were discharged after successful treatment protocols and series of tests returned negative, certifying them free of the virus.

Manu added that the development meant there was no longer any active COVID-19 case in the state but urged residents to remain cautious.

He said: “It is important for me to say that even with the present zero active cases of COVID-19 infection in the state, we cannot yet say that we are completely free of the risk of infection.

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“We must, therefore, remain committed to those international protocols introduced by the World Health Organisation and which have been domesticated to serve our needs and purpose in the state.

“That means our people must continue to rigidly wash their hands regularly, wipe their hands with sanitizer, maintain social distancing, wear facemasks, avoid handshakes, and observe the lockdown order introduced by the state government.

“These are responsibilities which every individual must accept as their own contribution to the effort of the government to protect them against the pandemic,” he said.

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