Covid-19: Borno sets up isolation center

By Amara Christa

The Borno Government has set up a 100–bed capacity isolation centre as part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

Dr Salihu Kwaya-Bura, the state’s Commissioner for Health, made this known on Thursday at a news briefing in Maiduguri.

Kwaya-Bura said the isolation centre located at Brigadier Abba Kyari Memorial Hospital in Maiduguri was used in fighting Ebola virus in the state.

“The isolation centre is a 100–bed capacity with the capacity to be increased to 120 should the need arise.

“Other facilities were also mapped out to be brought online should there be the need to escalate the response which we are not praying for,” he said.

Kwaya-Bura said that screening of passengers had commenced at the Maiduguri International Airport, while port health officials had increased surveillance at international borders in the state.

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