Two coronavirus patients from the Brigadier Abba Kyari Memorial isolation centre in Maiduguri have been discharged.
The Vice-Chairman of the response Committee and Commissioner for Information, Borno State, Alhaji Babakura Abba Jato made the announcement at a press briefing on the activities of his team.
He pointed out that this is the first discharge since the outbreak in the state.
He said more patients will be discharged on Monday after more results of tests are released adding that of the almost 100 travellers who were quarantined for the mandatory 14 days at the Maiduguri Hajj Camp for violating the travel ban, seven have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been taken to the isolation centre while those who tested negative have been allowed to go and rejoin their families.
Jato reiterated that COVID-19 is real and urged the public to observe the laid down protocol for the prevention of the disease stressing that it is only through the observance of proper hygiene, constant washing of hands under running water with soap or ash, wearing of face mask in public and maintaining social distancing that the disease can be kept at bay.