Coronavirus kills 1 doctor, infects 30 persons in Kano state - NMA

Coronavirus kills 1 doctor, infects 30 persons in Kano state - NMA

- Things seem to be getting worse in Kano state when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic

- This is as one doctor in the state has been declared dead according to the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)

- The NMA also announced that not less than 30 persons have contracted the virus

The Kano chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Tuesday, May 5, gave the latest update on coronavirus pandemic in the state.

The chairman of NMA in Kano, Sanusi Mohammed Bala, announced that a medical practitioner in the state died of the disease and that 30 persons have tested positive to the virus, Daily Trust reports.

Bala further revealed that other doctors (about ten of them) also got infected with the disease while they were treating patients who later turned out to have contracted the virus.

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Reacting to the development, Dr Abubakar Nagoma Usman, the president association of resident Doctors in the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), blamed the situation on the refusal of patients to give details of their health histories while in isolation centres.

Usman stated: “This is more than the Lassa fever because some of the patients came without a classical symptom of the disease.

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''Some of them even present no symptoms while sometimes, they will present with other symptoms of a different disease but when you get to see them, or when you start managing them, you will realize that they are already positive for COVID-19 disease.''

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Kano state government on Tuesday, May 5, discharged three Covid-19 patients who had successfully recovered from the disease weeks after treatment.

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Speaking during the task force briefing on Covid-19, Tijjani Hussain, the coordinator of the committee made this known to the pressmen.

Hussain further claimed the patients were discharged after testing negative for the disease twice according to stipulated protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (CDC).

Legit.ng had gathered that the NCDC reported 27 cases of coronavirus in Kano. In a series of tweets on Monday, May 4, the agency reported 245 cases with Kano coming fourth on the log behind Lagos, Jigawa and Katsina.

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