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The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar, has been rushed to the intensive care unit of the Federal Medical Centre Katsina over coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to Sahara Reporters, Alhaji Farouk Umar contracted COVID-19 from Kastina State index case, Dr Aminu Yakubu, his personal physician, who died of the virus last month.

It was gathered that the Emir and his first wife, Hajiya Binta Umar, had met with the late Yakubu.

“Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar, was last night rushed to FMC Katsina. Presently, all of us in the palace have been told to go on self-isolation.

BREAKING: Emir Of Daura In Intensive Care Unit Over COVID-19

“The Katsina State index case, that doctor that died, interacted with the emir and his first wife, Hajia Binta, who is now dead. The index case was the personal doctor of the emir.

“The emir was advised to self-isolate after the index case died but he dismissed it and allowed free movement in the palace,” the source told SaharaReporters.

It was gathered that Palace officials have been asked to self-isolate for fourteen days.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Monday, May 4th confirmed 245 new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 2802, however, 417 persons has been discharged and 93 death recorded.

According to the report by NCDC, 76 cases were recorded in Lagos state, 37 in Katsina, 32 in Jigawa, 23 in Kano, 19 in FCT, 18 in Borno, 10 in Edo, 9 in Bauchi, 6 in Adamawa, 5 in Oyo, 5 in Ogun, 1 in Ekiti, 1 in Osun 1-Benue, 1 in Niger and 1 in Zamfara.

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