The state’s deputy governor Umar Kadafur who serves as chairman of the high powered response team also revealed that the two postive cases were those already announced from an update released by the National centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Monday night.

The deputy governor gave the update at the first in series of daily media briefings by his team, which held at the multipurpose hall of the government house on Tuesday afternoon.

Kadafur told journalists that Borno has four cases as at Tuesday evening which combines the index case, two persons who had contacts with him and a citizen of Borno State who tested positive in Gombe after he came in from Lagos. The citizen has been moved from Biu to an isolation centre in Maiduguri and he is being monitored.

He said the patient is currently being managed by his response team in Borno state.

The State’s Commissioner of Health, Dr Kwayabura explained that a competent team is in Pulka where an index case emanated, carrying out different measures.

He assured that the state’s response team was in control of the situation.

Commissioner for Home affairs, Information and Culture, Babakura Abba Jato assured the public that the response team will be providing daily updates to keep everyone informed.

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