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Kano Deaths Were Caused by Malaria not COVID-19- Kano Government

The Kano State Government has attributed the recent incident of deaths in the State to malaria.

Reports had emerged that the cause of death in the state was the current novel Coronavirus disease that is affecting most of the world at the moment.

But Kano State Governor, Ganduje had earlier on Monday, announced that autopsies were being carried out on the deceased to ascertain the cause of death.

But the Commissioner of Information in the State, Garba Muhammad announced yesterday that the deaths came about by “complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis and acute malaria”.

He said, “Although an investigation into the cause of the deaths is still ongoing, preliminary reports from the state Ministry of Health indicated that the deaths are not connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports have shown that most of the deaths were caused by complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis, and acute malaria.”

“Moreso, the state government has three modern Isolation Centres where those tested positive to COVID-19 are being cared for. We are also hopeful of getting an additional two Isolation Centres soonest. The government has also hired a hotel where suspected cases are accommodated.

“Also, the Kano State Government is collaborating with Bayero University Kano to establish a testing centre within the institution, which will be ready in two weeks time after being certified by the NCDC. This will, indeed, enhance our determination to ensure that every suspected case undergo a test.”

About 20 people had died of unknown causes in Kano in the last two days.

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