Nasarawa State has reported its index case Covid-19.
Governor Abdullahi Sule made the announcement on Tuesday morning in Lafia, the state capital.
The governor said the index case is a young lady who came into the state from Kano state last week and is now in isolation at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist hospital in Lafia where she is receiving treatment.
Her family members who had initially refused that the lady be tested have been quarantined and their samples taken to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in Abuja for testing.
“Just yesterday, we had five tests that have been conducted for Nasarawa State. Four out of the five are the most important of them being the celebrated lady that ran away from Abuja and was isolated in Akwanga.
“The result came out yesterday and she is negative. I am happy to announce to you that she was negative. However, we are not that lucky. For the first time, we have a lady that tested in Kokona and she is positive.
“The lady actually travelled from Kano to come to Kokona and she was tested. After the test, it came out that she is positive. So it is sad for us and we have identified her as the first case of the positive case from the lady that travelled from Kano to Kokona,” he said
Recall that both Kano and Nassarawa states have restrictions on movement in place.