The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management says it’s now focusing a number of its energies on Kano, relatively than Lagos, in its coronavirus response.
Talking on the Presidential Activity Drive briefing on COVID-19 on Monday, the company’s Director-Common, Chikwe Ihekweazu stated the main focus was as a result of “emerging issue in Kano.”
“It is not because Lagos is not important,” the NCDC boss stated, including that they are going to proceed to help the state, which has the very best variety of confirmed coronavirus instances.
Kano, some of the populated states within the nation, struggled to check for COVID-19 in April and had a laboratory outbreak amid considerations a whole lot had been dying of a wierd illness.
In line with the NCDC, solely 342 instances and 6 deaths have been recorded in Kano as at Sunday night.
Dr Ihekweazu, who has made a few journeys to Kano in as many days, stated motion had been taken to get Kano’s response to the virus again on monitor.
Kano now has not less than two molecular amenities – on the Aminu Kano Educating Hospital and Bayero College – that may take a look at for the virus.
“We have actually had a number of colleagues to stay there and ensure that things are working well,” the NCDC chief stated.
“The speed of testing is a little bit slower, but that is the price that we have to pay in order to get this up and running.”