Due to the rapid increase in figures of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Kano State recently, the Federal Government has revealed that it would send more health practitioners to the state to help in the fight against the deadly virus.
The development was hinted on Friday, May 1 by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha during a presidential task force briefing.
The SGF revealed that three thousand medical practitioners would be deployed by the federal government to Kano state to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
He noted further that the health workers would be summed up by the United Nations.
He said, “The state task force in collaboration with our team have expanded contact tracing and isolation in Kano.
“ We are also putting together a structure from the presidential task force team to provide support on a full-time basis.
“The United Nations system coordinated by the World Health Organization has put together a search team and repurposing 3,000 community informants from the Primary Healthcare in Kano State to strengthen the coordination of COVID-19 at state and local government levels.
“Although the spike in numbers coming out of Kano is a bit worrisome, global trends showed that such indicates discovery of previously undetected cases and creates greater opportunities for detection, isolation, and management.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, in its report on Friday night confirmed ninety-two new cases of COVID-19 in Kano State.
The alarming development bringing the total number of cases in Kano to 311.