- Kano government has announced that 22 out of the 25 suspected coronavirus cases in the state tested negative
- Kano health commissioner, Aminu Tsanyawa, said the result of the three others is yet to come out
- Earlier, Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje and his wife Hajia Hafsat, announced they tested negative to the pandemic
It was a huge relief in Kano following a confirmation that 22 out of 25 suspected cases of coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) tested negative in the state.
Prior to the confirmation, there has been anxiety in the state as coronavirus took a grave dimension in the country with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reporting more cases.
With the virus already detected in neighbouring Kaduna and Bauchi states, Kano government has been on alert, hence the Covid-19 test being carried out on suspected cases.
And during a media briefing on Thursday, April 2, Kano state commissioner for health, Aminu Tsanyawa, disclosed that 22 out of the 25 suspected cases are negative, sending a sigh of relief.
The health commissioner also disclosed that the state is awaiting the outcome of the three other suspected cases.
Bashir Ahmad, the special aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, made the announcement on Thursday via his official Twitter handle.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the anxiety in Kano state has subsided after Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his wife Hajia Hafsat tested negative to coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Kano governor's coronavirus status was made known in a statement on Thursday, April 2, by his chief press secretary Abba Anwar.
Awar thanked God for his principal and prayed for the quick recovery for those who have tested positive to the life-threatening virus "irrespective of race, nationality, ethnicity, social status, political or religious affiliations."
Since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria, three governors have been confirmed positive, sending a wave of fear into the spine of their colleagues at the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF).
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In other related news, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Osun (12 at the moment) has triggered widespread reactions from residents who are mounting pressure on the state government.
In light of this, Ismail Omipidan, the chief press secretary to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, has come out to explain how the state came about that number.
Omipidan in a press statement released on Wednesday, April 1, pointed out that the persons who tested positive for the virus were actually 127 returnees who arrived the state on Saturday, March 28, but were prevented from having contact with indigenes.
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