The Deputy governor of Kano State and Chairman of Taskforce Committee on COVID-19 in the state, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has said some of patients receiving treatment in Kano state isolation centres would soon be discharged.
Dr. Gawuna disclosed this late Thursday while updating the press about the current situation of the state.
According to the deputy governor, some of the patients had already tested negative after their earlier diagnosis, but stressed that all the established protocols for discharging COVID-19 patients must be followed to ascertain that the patients are cured of the virus before they could be allowed to re-unite with their families.
The Coordinator Technical Response Team, Dr Tijjani Husseni confirmed that five persons have so far died from the disease in Kano.
Husseni disclosed that plans have been concluded to establish a mobile testing laboratory with a view to augmenting testing capacity in the state.
He identified stigma against infected persons by the public as a challenge to deal with, urging all to be re-oriented about the disease, stressing that anybody could be infected.
In a related development, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has inaugurated a Umar Ganduje has inaugurated a 7-man specialized support committee made up of professionals to assist the state Taskforce committee on COVID-19 in combating the disease in the state.
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