COVID-19: Nine suspected cases tested negative in Kano

The Kano State Government said no fewer than nine suspected cases of COVID-19 in the state have tested negative.

The Commissioner for Health, Amina lbrahim Tsanyawa, made this known at a press conference on Friday.

According to him, from the test conducted, Kano remain free from the dreaded disease.

He explained that the state government will not relent in its efforts in taking all necessary measures to prevent Kano residents from the virus.

Tsanyawa, further explained that the Public Health and Diagnostic institute at Kwanar Dawaki will be utilised as isolation and treatment centres for any reported case.

He advised Kano residents not to take things for granted but adhere strictly to all directives.

The Commissioner also urged residents to contact the emergency response team on 09093995444 or 09093995333 for any suspected case of corona virus.

Also, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has visited the second Isolation centre and 70-bedded facility where he commended all health workers.

The Kwanar Dawaki Diagnosis Centre serves as the second Isolation centre, which has 70 beds capacity with 15 wards and 2 Intensive Care Units with 7 beds capacity each.

At Kwanar Dawaki Centre there are 27 Ventilators, 14 out of these are standby and 13 are mobile.

There are 20 oxygen concentrators with all other equipment needed. And all the machines are functional that are ready to manage any eventuality.

Ganduje reiterated government’s resolve to close all borders linking to the state starting from Friday, emphasising “We are doing our best to see that we take all the necessary measures against this deadly COVID-19. We urge people to continue praying for Allah’s protection.”

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