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Three suspected coronavirus cases in Kano test negative

Three suspected coronavirus cases in Kano test negative
March 18
19:16 2020

Aminu Tsanyawa, Kano commissioner of health, says all three suspected cases of coronavirus in the state tested negative.

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Speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday, Tsanyawa said the state remains free of coronavirus.

He said all necessary sensitisation measures were being put in place to ensure that coronavirus does not spread to the state.

The commissioner listed proactive measures the government had put in place and said the ministry is deploying manpower and facilities in all strategic points to combat any emergency.

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He added that the government is intensifying surveillance and emergency preparedness and response committee to detect any suspected case for prompt action.

Tsanyawa said all government agencies across the state are also taking precautionary measures to screen visitors as equipment are provided to test temperature.

“Let me say we don’t have any confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kano. Against those spreading rumour of the virus in Kano, I can confirm to you that we have only three suspected cases and as we speak, the three suspects have tested negative after undergoing test,” he said.

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“I have the privilege to inform you that since the outbreak of the disease in Lagos, the Kano state government has swung into immediate action to ensure that COVID-19 is prevented in Kano.

“Part of the measures put in place is the conduct of state emergency preparedness and response committee meeting and development of incident action plan as well as activation of rapid response team.

“These were put in place to manage surveillance and detect possible case and subsequent response. Apart from that, we are engaging the traditional and religious institutions to sensitize the public about the danger and the need to take precautionary measures. We are training our health personnel in tertiary, secondary and primary health care facilities to respond adequately.”

On the possibility of issuing travel restrictions to residents, he said the state government is not considering such.

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