- A presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, has reacted to Kano's coronavirus cases
- NCDC on Friday, May 1, confirmed 92 cases of COVID-19 in Kano state despite the 80 cases it recorded the previous day
- Ahmad said the situation in the state needs intensive sensitisation
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Following the increasing rate of coronavirus pandemic in Kano state, the presidency has called for intensive sensitisation in the state as cases of COVID-19 have risen to 311 in the state.
Legit.ng reports that the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, made the call on Saturday, May 2, in a thread of tweets.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), had on Friday, May 1, confirmed 92 cases of COVID-19 in Kano state despite the 80 cases it recorded the previous day.
The total number of coronavirus pandemic cases in the state now stands at 311.
Reacting to Kano's situation, Ahmad expressed worry over the growing spike in the cases, saying that the situation demanded intensive sensitisation in the state immediately.
He said all hands must be on deck to help stop the spread of coronavirus in the state.
“Intensive sensitisation needed in Kano. We have a role to play, and we must play it now. 92 in Kano in one day; all hands have to be on deck.
"Kano, if it is a must to go out please wear your mask, let’s create more awareness, let’s double all our efforts to arrest the situation, let’s advocate the #MaskUpKano together, I am donating 5000 washable face masks to my immediate community, join me. #COVID19Kano," he tweeted.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government said the gradual easing of restrictions on activities and movements should not be mistaken to mean life has returned to normal in the country.
It was reported that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the coronavirus pandemic, Boss Mustapha, gave the warning on Thursday, April 30, during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.
He also informed that the PTF would soon publish a copy of the guidelines in the media so that all Nigerians, state governments, trade unions, and other segments of society would be acquainted with their various roles in the fight.
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