FG says Kano mass deaths are not extra-ordinary
- The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, has said the unexplained deaths of hundreds of people in Kano state was not out of the ordinary
- Ehanire stated that the federal government would deploy a fact-finding committee to Kano to ascertain the extent of the effect of COVID-19 in the state
- The minister of health disclosed that government would put measures in place to improve the state’s efforts in fighting the spread of the disease
The federal government has said the unexplained deaths of hundreds of people in Kano state was not out of the ordinary.
The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, said the authorities had disclosed that the unexplained deaths of hundreds of people in the state were not out of the ordinary.
Ehanire made the disclosure at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja Tuesday, April 28, Daily Trust.
"There’s national concern about the sharp increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Kano concentrated in seven municipal council areas and also about certain so-called ‘unexplained’ deaths. The authorities have explained that the latter were not out of the ordinary,” he said.
The minister said the federal government would deploy a fact-finding committee to Kano state to ascertain the true extent of the effect of the COVID-19 in the state.
He said the government would put measures in place to improve the state’s efforts in fighting the spread of the disease
Meanwhile, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has confirmed that the mass deaths reported in Kano state but maintained that they were not from COVID-19 as alleged in some quarters.
The monarch said in a statement released on Sunday, April 26, that he was informed by the state’s Ministry of Health that the mass deaths were not as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Channels TV reports.
Emir Bayero prayed for the repose of the souls who lost their lives and also prayed for the quick recovery of those infected with COVID-19.
Legit.ng gathers that the emir further urged Kano residents to abide by all the preventive measures announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other health authorities.
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The monarch also called on parents to ensure their children do not continue to play football on the streets in disregard for the state's directive on social distancing.
Emir Bayero also cautioned against spreading fake news regarding the virus to avoid unnecessary creating panic.
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