The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Kukah, donated a 30-room hotel to the state government to be used as an isolation center for patients with suspected COVID-19 in the state.
The state of Sokoto has 66 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with eight deaths.
The state Ministry of Health, which publicized this on Twitter, said the bishop acted on behalf of the state's Catholic diocese.
Kukah, according to the ministry, also delivered a 15-room hospital for the treatment of people infected with the virus that killed about 250,000 people worldwide.
The document said: "The Catholic diocese of Sokoto, headed by Bishop Mathew Kukah, delivered a 30-room hotel to isolate suspected cases on Aliyu Jodi Road and a 15-room hospital for the administration of COVID-19 at the Gidan Dare clinic."
Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Tambuwal asked President Muhammadu Buhari to help the state government overcome the disease.
Tambuwal, who made the call during his speech to the people of the state on Sunday, said the ban on interstate movements, the mandatory use of face masks and the imposition of a curfew come into effect on Monday.
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