Covid-19: 80% of samples in Kano positive- Presidential taskforce

The presidential taskforce team on Covid-19 says 80 percent of samples taken in Kano for possible Covid-19 test came back positive.

Kano state had zero Covid-19 case as at March 2020 but on Sunday 3rd May 2020 Kano state recorded 313 and became 2nd with highest number of Positive case.

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A dispatch team was sent to the state by President Buhari after declaring a total lockdown in the state  while easing the nation wide lockdown and impose a curfew at night.

The Head of the team sent to Kano State by the President, Dr  Nasiru Gwarzo,  said the state had a high rate of community transmission of COVID-19.

Gwarzo told the BBC Hausa Service in an interview that the high rate of transmission, as shown by increased testing, was evident when compared to the former situation in the state.

He further said “If you follow the debate (over the cause of the Kano mysterious deaths), while there is some truth in other causes, (complications from hypertension, meningitis, among others), coronavirus is the leading cause of these deaths in Kano.”

On the coronavirus itself, when we conducted tests before, you saw four or five; now you can take 100 samples and 80 (per cent) return positive,” the presidential taskforce head added.

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