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Deaths In Kano Caused By Malaria Not COVID-19 Says Gov Ganduje

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After a long silence, the Kano Government has responded to the spate of deaths in the state.


Kano State Government has said the recent deaths in the state were as a result of complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis and acute malaria.


The state Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba made this known in a statement on Sunday night. The statement read;


“Although an investigation into the cause of the deaths is still ongoing, preliminary reports from the state Ministry of Health indicated that the deaths are not connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Reports have shown that most of the deaths were caused by complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis, and acute malaria.”


Moreso, the state government has three modern Isolation Centres where those tested positive to COVID-19 are being cared for.”


Kano State Government Says Mysterious Deaths Is Not Caused By COVID-19
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“We are also hopeful of getting an additional two Isolation Centres soonest. The government has also hired a hotel where suspected cases are accommodated.


Also, the Kano State Government is collaborating with​ Bayero University Kano to establish a testing centre within the institution, which will be ready in two weeks time after being certified by the NCDC.” He said

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However, Kano State Government has announced the death of two COVID-19 patients in the state.


The state Ministry of Health on Monday 27th April 2020 reported the deaths.


As at 11:50 pm 26th April, NCDC confirmed 91 new cases making a total of 1273 nationwide. Kano State presently has  77 confirmed cases with three deaths.


Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shut down its agency in Kano state.


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