The mysterious deaths in Kano state which generated unquestionable fear to many indigenes of the region have continually been an issue in the heart of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News recalls that Kano, the largest city in the north, recorded a big rise in deaths of people last week as local authorities hd earlier denied that Covid-19 is responsible, variously blaming malaria, meningitis, hypertension and other illnesses for the increased mortality.
Meanwhile, the Leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Covid-19, in the state, Dr. Nasiru Sani Gwarzo has revealed that all those who died last week are as a result of COVID-19.
Gwarzo who made this known in an interview with journalists in Kano on Sunday at the donation event of mobile testing laboratory facilities by Aliko Dangote Foundation to Kano State Government. He explained that the recent spike in deaths in the state, with the verbal autopsy and test carried out, it has been established that COVID-19 is the cause of most of the death.
‘’With the preliminary report, most of the deaths recorded of recent and test carried out indicated that coronavirus is the cause. Hence before the final reports which would be ready in the next one week or few days, it is necessary for people of the state to wake up from their slumber that this is a serious issue at hand, ‘’said Dr Gwarzo