Nigeria

Kano discharges three coronavirus patients

Leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Covid-19, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, has on Sunday said coronavirus pandemic is responsible and the cause of the waves of mysterious deaths recorded in the Kano State.

After spending almost three weeks at a Kano State isolation centre, three patients who were positive to COVID-19 pandemic are now certified free of the virus.

Briefing journalists on COVID-19 update in Kano, the state task force coordinator Dr Tijani Hussain disclosed that the three patients were discharged after testing negative for the disease twice.

Tijani, who stressed that the taskforce is strictly operating on the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on admission and discharge of cases, said more patients on isolation centre will be discharged this week.

According to him, “Kano positive cases still stance at 365 including eight deaths and three discharge. So far we have collected 313 samples, 182 tested at Abuja, 60 at AKTH and 71 confirmed at BUK test centres. So far we have 22.8 per cent of positive cases in Kano.

“We are on contact tracing of over 400, 64 are without symptoms and 7 are positive. We still have the challenge of resistance and non-disclosure of status from our contacts. We are presently working on the instruction of the Governor to establish sample collections across the 44 local government areas of the state and that shall be achieved by the grace of God”.

The coordinator called on the public to abide by the NCDC regulations on social distancing, intermittent hand sanitizing, personal hygiene and wearing of face mask to curb the spread of the disease in the state.

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