Coronavirus

Ganduje warns over rise in COVID-19 cases in Kano

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Thursday warned about the “slight increase in the positivity rate of COVID-19”.

He spoke with reporters in the Government House, Kano, saying there was a need for his administration to tighten the belt in its fight against the pandemic.

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The governor explained that although the death rate of the Coronavirus is reducing, looking at the epidemic curve, there was a rise in the number of active cases.

He said in April, Kano State recorded a 0.4 percent positivity rate, after which it declined to zero percent.

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“We have seen a little rise from 1.1 percent to 1.7 percent, and as of yesterday, we have recorded a 1.6 percent rate of prevalence.

“This means the pandemic is still much around. And it shows we must increase our efforts in what we are doing; the areas of threats must be addressed,” Ganduje said.

The governor said the state presently leads in the COVID-19 test and will continue to do so to kick the virus out of Kano.

He, however, noted that the most important thing is for the people to obey the COVID-19 safety protocols, which he lamented, they were not obeying.

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The governor warned there should be no celebration (festivities) beyond prayers on the Eid-el-Kabir day.

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