The Kano State Government has disclosed that it isolates suspected cases of coronavirus in hotels to avoid the spread of the diseases at the community level.
This was made known by the governor while addressing the Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Chikwe Ihekweazu, during a visit to Kano, the governor’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar, highlighted in a statement.
“We are doing as much as we can to tame the situation. That is why those suspected cases that are less privileged, we take them to (a) hotel after taking their samples, to keep them there,” Mr Anwar quoted his principal as saying, in the statement.
The governor also stated that all the index cases in the state are within the metropolitan Local Government Areas, therefore, community transmission is not there.
“There is a need to increase our capacity for testing our suspected cases. At the same time, we also need more collection centres,” the governor requested NCDC.
In his statement, the Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, who was on an assessment tour in the state, applauded Kano’s proactive measures to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in the state.
The Director General also stated that Kano’s response team is one of the best in the country. ”We appreciate your good support and contribution in the state response team. We have no other option but to support you, Your Excellency,” he said to the governor.
“We are supporting you with all our commitment. It is good to let you, Your Excellency, know that, we have a collective responsibility to do our very best to make sure that Kano is supported to move forward.” He added.