The management of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) says the suspected COVID-19 case isolated at the hospital tested negative to the virus.
Prof. Mala Sandabe, Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Prof. Mala Bukar-Sandabe, made the disclosure a press conference on Wednesday in Maiduguri.
Sandabe disclosed that the results from the specimen taken from the suspected case for a test at the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Abuja, came back negative.
He said the patient was discharged from the hospital but advised to isolate himself at home for a period of two weeks for further clinical observations.
The CMAC said the hospital has set up a 36-bed capacity isolation center provided with 50 diagnostic kits to enhance response to COVID-19.
He added that the hospital also set up a task force committee to work with the Borno State Government Response Committee to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the state. (NAN)