By Olivia Isibor, For Agenda Watchdog, may 4, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – COVID-19 is responsible for the mass deaths in Kano State, according to Dr. Nasiru Gwarzo, Head of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 dispatched to ascertain the cause of the mass deaths in the state. According to him, 80 per cent of the test results pointed to the virus as the cause of the mass fatalities in the state.
Speaking on the findings of the Task Force, Gwarzo said: “Let me inform us that most of the deaths recorded of recent and test carried out showed that coronavirus was the cause,” the task force head said, adding: “So, before the final report, which would be ready in the next one week or few days, it is necessary for people of Kano to wake up from their slumber that this is a serious issue.”
Agenda Watchdog recalls that in the wake of the mass deaths in Kano State, which were suspected to be COVID-19 related, the State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, had hotly disputed suggestions in the media that the deaths were related to the virus, even going to the extent of saying that only 13 deaths had been recorded in the state, which were from natural causes.
Kano State has 342 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 7 patients discharged and 6 fatalities recorded so far.