Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has ordered for house-to-house sample collection of suspected COVID-19 patients within the eight metropolitan local government areas of the state.
He made the pronouncement on Thursday following the state Task Force on COVID-19 revelation that the virus is fast spreading within the eight metropolitan local government areas.
Speaking during the press briefing organised by the State Task Force held at Government House, the governor said,“We are engaging in house-to-house sample collection.
“I think during the political campaign, some politicians engaged in house-to-house campaign.
“Right now for COVID-19, we are engaging in house-to-house sample collection campaign and we are putting our emphasis within the eight metropolitan local government areas.”
The governor stressed that the state was gaining more successes in the fight against the dreaded COVID-19, adding that the three commandments of social distancing, washing of hands and using a face mask should become part of everyday life.
Earlier in his speech, the Coordinator of the Task Force Technical Committee, Dr. Tijjani Hussaini, said out of the 970 cases of COVID-19 so far recorded in Kano, 607 remained active, while 318 have been discharged.
According to him, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kano were concentrated within nine local government areas.