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Kano Govt To Extend Lockdown By Another Seven Days


The Kano State Authorities has mentioned that it could prolong the lockdown within the state for one more seven days.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje revealed the plan throughout an interview on Channels TV’s Politics In the present day on Wednesday.

The state had initially imposed a seven-day lockdown which took impact from April 16 and was to run out on April 23, however with the rise of COVID-19 circumstances within the state, the governor mentioned it had turn into mandatory to increase the lockdown in order to curb the unfold of the illness.

He, nonetheless, famous that tomorrow, April 23, can be declared a free day to permit residents to make preparations for the Ramadan interval.

“The lockdown was initially for one week, which is expiring tomorrow but we’ve declared that (from 6:00 am) tomorrow (to 12 midnight), will be a free day so that people will make preparations for the fasting period but by midnight, the lockdown will continue for another seven days,” Ganduje mentioned.

Addressing the problem of the variety of deaths recorded within the state, the governor famous that opposite to information experiences that scores of individuals have died from the COVID-19, there has solely been one dying up to now within the state.

He mentioned loads of the information making the rounds are false and the federal government is making efforts to arrest peddlers of such faux information.

“That information is not correct because we undertook some survey and investigation (about the initial report of 70 deaths). We found out that it was only 13 deaths in that place and we will soon get a complete report but I assure you that that information is not correct,” the governor mentioned, including, “taking a look at earlier critiques, there’s nothing to indicate that there’s a typical frequency of deaths.

“The dying recorded from coronavirus is just one and the NCDC is conscious of that,”.

His feedback come hours after the newly established testing centre for COVID-19 within the State suspended its operation.

The Director of the Centre for Infectious Illnesses Analysis, Aminu Kano Instructing Hospital (AKTH), Isah Abubakar who confirmed this to Channels Tv mentioned the centre had run out of check kits.

Abubakar added that the centre would stay closed till new check kits are equipped from Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Past the problem of lack of enough testing kits, the governor, whereas addressing the matter, disclosed that there may need additionally been circumstances of infections among the many workers on the centre.

He, nonetheless, gave the peace of mind that the Federal Authorities is dealing with the matter.

“The laboratory has been closed down for right now and we perceive that there’s an an infection inside the laboratory. In all probability among the technicians have examined constructive however I feel the Federal Authorities is taking good care of the urgently.

“Additionally there’s the problem of shortage of reagents and shortage of the bottles that convey the samples. That too has been mentioned with the DG who has assured us that they’re taking motion,” Ganduje mentioned.

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