Kano state government has confirmed that most COVID-19 patients in the state are undergoing home base care.
The state COVID-19 team Technical Coordinator, Dr Tijjani Hussaini announced this at a media briefing of the State Task Force on COVID-19, at Africa House, Government House, Kano, Thursday.
Dr Tijjani Hussaini reveals that “Kano state gives 17% of the total samples collected in the country. As at 29th July, there were 39,365 collected samples. We received result or 32,418, with 1,566 confirmed cases.
This was contained in a statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar on Thursday.
Solacebase reports that Kano as at Thursday, July 30th, has 280 active cases of COVID-19 and total confirmed cases of 1,591.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in a remark assured that payment of allowances to frontline health workers would not be a problem to the state government.
“When in some states, health workers go on strike in protest to the non payment of their allowances, in Kano we can beat our chest and say that, payment of such allowances is not any problem to us,’’ said the governor in the statement.
According to the statement, Ganduje emphasized that “Our frontline health workers mean a lot us. We should therefore not play with their welfare at all.”
‘’Governor Ganduje assured that his administration would continue to give all the necessary support for all frontline workers so that, “Together we can win the fight against the pandemic. Media people are also playing an important role in this fight. They are also frontline actors.’’
‘’The state has dispatched government officials to various Eid-Prayer grounds across the 44 local governments, to make sure that protocols are observed during the prayers.’’
In the statement Ganduje said, “Business is still not as usual. Obeying protocols is the answer. It was because we came to understand that obeying the wearing of face mask is the most difficult aspect of protocols compliance, we relaunched face mask distribution recently.”
While the national positivity rate is 18.7 percent, the governor explains, “…our average positivity rate stands at under 2%.”