BREAKING: Kano records two new COVID-19 deaths
- Kano state has recorded two new deaths from the ravaging coronavirus pandemic
- This was disclosed by the state's Ministry of Health on Monday
- Kano state has a total of 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with three deaths and no recovery yet
The Kano State Ministry of Health has announced two new COVID-19 deaths in the state, bringing the total confirmed deaths in the state to three.
The ministry disclosed this via its official Twitter handle on Monday, April 27.
According to the ministry, so far the state has 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while no discharge has been made yet.
“As at 12:15pm, 27th, April, 2020, Kano State has recorded an additional 2 deaths of COVID-19,” the ministry tweeted.
In another report, three persons who tested positive of COVID-19 in Kano state have fled their known addresses and switched off their phones to avoid being tracked by the COVID-19 response team in the state.
Tijjani Hussaini, the Kano state coordinator of technical response team on COVID-19 told Premium Times on Monday, April 27, that his team has sought the assistance of security personnel to trace the runaway patients.
“Out of 77 confirmed cases tested positive in Kano, we are yet to trace three persons, because they have changed (their) place(s) of residence and switched off their phones. But we have sought the assistance of security personnel to trace them and take appropriate action,” he said.
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Meanwhile, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has been accused of neglecting Kano as the state battles against coronavirus spread.
The allegation was made by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, during an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Monday, April 27.
“We are in a serious problem. I can tell you the situation is really bad and scary. Because what we solely rely upon in fighting the disease is the testing centre," he said.
“This laboratory suspended its operation five or six days ago. There is also a shortage of sample collection equipment. It is not a common equipment that you can go and buy in the market. Those whose samples were collected are still waiting to know their fate.”
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