The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni has confirmed five new cases of Covid-19 in the state.

She said, “the new cases are among Almajirai who were recently repatriated from Kano.”

Baloni said in a statement that there are now nine active cases in the state

The commissioner, however, maintained that contacts of the new cases are being traced so that they can be monitored and tested if they meet the case definition.

She said the new patients have been moved to the Infectious Diseases Control Centre, the state’s premier isolation centre.

“Our medical professionals are treating them with the same high standards and we wish all our nine active cases speedy recovery.

“Testing capacity has improved in the state. Two labs, one each in Kaduna and Zaria, have been accredited by NCDC to conduct Covid-19 tests.

“The Ministry of Health wishes to remind the general public of the importance of hand-washing, personal hygiene, social distancing and the avoidance of large gatherings in helping protect us all from Covid-19. It is important to stay home, stay safe and save lives,” Baloni urged Kaduna residents