The Jigawa State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), on Thursday, said 29 health workers who tested positive for coronavirus in the state have recovered and have been discharged from the treatment centres.
The NMA chairperson, Nura Basirka, said the health workers had been infected while discharging their duties at various facilities in the state.
According to Mr Basirka, they include 12 doctors and 17 other health workers.
Mr Basirka said the doctors got infected while trying to save the lives of patients, especially those brought to Jigawa from neighbouring states where they had been denied care over the fear of coronavirus.
He, however, said no death was recorded among the health personnel as all of them recovered and have been discharged.