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A wife and two children of a doctor from Katsina state who died of Coronavirus have tested positive to the disease after his demise.

On April 7th, Dr. Aminu Yakubu, a Daura based private medical practitioner, who recently returned from Lagos to the state, died three days after his return.

His blood sample was taken to the NCDC office in Abuja for examination and it was confirmed he was positive for Coronavirus.

The Governor of the state, Aminu Masari today April 10th announced that the positive cases were among the 23 persons traced to have had contact with the state’s index case who died recently.

Governor Masari said a total of 23 samples were sent for tests after the doctor’s death and three of the samples including that of his wife and two of his children returned positive.

He said they have been evacuated to an isolation center located at the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina for treatment.

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