The Sokoto State COVID-19 Rapid Response Team yesterday said it has received 170 alerts which it has been investigating.
The team leader, Dr. Ali Inname revealed this to Daily Trust in a phone interview.
Inname, who is the Commissioner of Health, added that 18 cases had so far been tested negative.
He said that the state would embark on house-to-house search of Lagos and Abuja returnees. This he said was to ensure all returnees were tracked down, isolated and tested for the virus.