Adamawa state Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has announced in a broadcast on Tuesday, April 28 of another reported case of coronavirus.
According to him, the second person is a medical doctor from Mubi, in the northern part of the state.
“With this, I regret to announce that we now have 2 COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in Adamawa state.
“What is striking about this case is the fact that it is not linked to the index case. Last week, we sent 8 samples to Abuja. 5 were direct contacts of the index case as traced; while 3 were new suspicious cases who were showing symptoms.
“Having an additional case in the state is truly worrisome. More disturbing is the fact that the victim is a medical doctor in one of our hospitals in Mubi, who must have had contact with many people in the course of discharging his duties lawfully,” the Adamawa governor said.
He said the situation called for that task of tracing those who have had contact with the doctor, expressing worry that the state “may be sliding into the most dangerous phase of the pandemic, which is community transmission of the virus.”
Adamawa’s index case is a returnee from Kano.
Governor Fintiri called for more caution by way of stricter adherence to safety regulations and obedience to lockdown restrictions. He assured the people that his government would continue to be its best in addressing the situation and urged them to hope for the best and not to despair.
The governor has accordingly announced the mandatory use of face masks in the state.