COVID-19: Gombe Discharges 18 More Patients (Photos)

…as Task Force Receives Additional Donation from Chinese Firm

By Ogechi Okorie

Abuja – Gombe state Task force on COVID-19 says aside from the 72 patients earlier discharged, it has given a clean bill of health to 18 additional patients who tested negative, bringing the total number of discharged cases to 90.

The Spokesperson of Gombe State Governor, Ismaila Uba Misilli disclosed this on Friday in a statement he signed and made available to Precise Post.

According to the statement, “The chairman task force on COVID-19, Professor Idris Mohammed made the disclosure while briefing the media on the state’s status on the pandemic.

He said Gombe state has a total suspected cases of 1,236 out of which 124 were found to be positive.

The Task force Chairman disclosed that 31 results returned from Abuja on 15th May, 2020 out of which 5 cases returned positive while one of the 5 positive cases died before the results returned, bringing the recorded deaths to 2.

As a result of this, there is no single covid-19 patient at the federal teaching hospital Gombe isolation centre, he added.

Speaking on the re-opening of worship centres in the state, professor Idris said the task force had been to some Juma’at mosques in the state and was impressed with the level of the adherents’ compliance with preventive measures such as physical/social distancing and other protocols.

In another development, the task force has received a donation of operational items from SK, ECC, a chinese construction firm.

Items donated to the state task force include 7000 face masks, personal protective equipment ( PPEs) that included 850 pieces of hand gloves, 150 protective wears and 150 protective glasses as well as 10 pieces of thermometre.

Displaying the donated items to the media, the chairman of the taskforce, thanked the donor for supporting the state in the fight against the pandemic and pledged judicious use of the materials.

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