Reports that Kano State has recorded massive death from COVID-19 has been debunked by the Kano State Ministry of Health.
Yesterday, a viral video of reported mass deaths in the State had emerged online
Reacting in a statement on its Twitter handle however, the Ministry urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour.
The ministry described the report as ‘false and untrue’, while adding that it has deployed officers to all burial grounds to count bodies brought in for burial everyday.
“Kindly disregard the rumors of having mass deaths recently in Kano metropolis. The State Task Force on #COVID19 has activated community informants structure of the World Health Organization (WHO) to report deaths and cause of deaths and have also deployed officers to all burial grounds to count bodies brought in for burial everyday (the workers would conduct 2 shifts).
“This particular rumor has been investigated and found to be untrue so must be dispelled.
“We appeal to you (Individuals) with massive social media followership to help in clearing the air. We cannot afford to let the good people of Kano panic and lose confidence in our response. We must state that we are more courageous than ever in a bid to contain this pandemic,” it said.
Source: Naija News