- The Kano state government announces that the nine suspected cases of coronavirus in the state have tested negative for the disease
- Amina lbrahim Tsanyawa, the Kano state commissioner for health made the disclosure at a press conference on Friday, March 27
- The state commissioner said Kano state remains free from the dreaded disease based on the result of the tests conducted
The Kano state government has announced that the nine suspected cases of coronavirus in the state have tested negative for the disease.
Amina lbrahim Tsanyawa, the Kano state commissioner for health made the disclosure at a press conference on Friday, March 27.
The state commissioner said Kano state remains free from the dreaded disease based on the result of the tests conducted.
He advised Kano residents to adhere strictly to all directives and contact the emergency response team on any suspected case of coronavirus.
In another news, the Nigerian military says it has designated 17 of its medical facilities as isolation centres across the country as Nigeria continues its fight against the global pandemic - coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche at a recent press briefing to outline the military's plans to aid civil authorities in the fight against the pandemic.
The military authorities also say there are plans to recall retired medical personnel to complement those in active service.
Meanwhile, amid the global pandemic spreading through the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the public-spiritedness of wealthy Nigerians and organizations for standing up to be counted in the battle against the coronavirus outbreak.
The Nigerian president in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina and shared on the official Facebook page of Aso Rock Villa on Friday, March 26, commended the members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 for contributing N1 billion each.
The coalition is made of prominent Nigerians such as Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje and Jim Ovia of UBA, Access, GT, and Zenith banks.
Buhari expressed his appreciation to the individuals and organizations for being in the vanguard of encouraging others in the private sector to do the same.
UBA has equally donated the sum of N5 billion to Nigeria and Africa, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has pledged N50 million, while First Bank is partnering with government, the United Nations, and innovative technological firms to provide e-learning solutions to at least one million children under its ‘Keep Them Engaged, Keep Them Safe’ initiative.
A member of the lower legislative chamber representing Ganjuwa/Darazo federal constituency area of Bauchi state, Mansur Manu Soro, has appealed to his colleagues to sacrifice their March salaries and allowances to raise N360 million for the pandemic coronavirus in the country.
Daily Trust reports that the federal lawmaker also called for collective support to ameliorate the effects on lockdown by the federal government on ordinary people.
Legit.ng gathered that Soro, who made the call, wants his colleagues to contribute N1 million each to buy ventilators and other medical consumables needed to fight and treat victims of the coronavirus disease.
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