Coronavirus: Kano set to launch mobile testing laboratory as cases hit 219
- Kano state has set up a Covid-19 support committee that will be saddled with the responsibility of monitoring and sensitization of the residents
- Governor Ganduje, who made this known, further stated that the state will launch mobile testing laboratories to help detect cases
- Governor Ganduje also said that the committee has begun a manhunt for 239 people who had contact with coronavirus carriers
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With Kano coronavirus now standing on 219 cases, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said his government has set up a seven-man professional support group to tackle the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor made this known in a series of tweets on Friday, May 1, saying the committee is made up of volunteering professionals who will be putting efforts together to tackle the virus.
According to the governor, the committee will be saddled with the responsibility of monitoring and sensitization of the residents of the state.
"I’m pleased to announce the inauguration of a seven-man COVID-19 professional support group to tackle the growing pandemic in our great state," the governor said.
Governor Ganduje also said that the committee has begun a manhunt for 239 people who had contact with coronavirus carriers.
"The committee has already begun tracing 239 people who had contact with carriers," Ganduje said.
"To boost our fight against COVID-19, a mobile testing laboratory will soon be launched to make the collection of samples more efficient."
He admonished the people of Kano to maintain social distancing and wash their hands regularly.
The governor also enjoined people of Kano to use face masks in order to curb the spread of the virus.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor, has accused the federal government of mapping the state out of its support blueprint for other states in combating the novel coronavirus.
Wike made the allegation on Thursday, April 30, while receiving the new commissioner of police in Rivers, Joseph Mukan, who replaced Mustapha Dandaura.
According to the governor, the federal government is prioritising on some states including Kano, Lagos and Ogun in its supportive efforts towards ending the coronavirus crisis.
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