The Presidential Task Force (PTF) Committee on Covid-19 has disclosed that coronavirus is the cause of strange deaths in Kano state.
Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo who reportedly led the team in Kano, Sunday, said: “Let me inform us that, most of the deaths recorded of recent and test carried out showed that coronavirus is the cause. So before the final reports which would be ready in the next one week or few days, it is necessary for people of Kano to wake up from their slumber that this is a serious issue.
“It is not a new thing, countries like America, China, Italy, Spain, England, France and others experienced similar mysterious deaths.”
The PTF revelation is in sharp contradiction to a statement by the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Speaking through one of his Media Aides, Salisu Yakasai on a German-based radio, DW Hausa, on Friday, the governor said that the victims died from malaria, cerebrospinal Meningitis, high blood pressure, diabetes, among others.
According to him: “the victims died due to inadequate medical attention from the government-owned and private health facilities in the state amidst fear of COVID-19 infection.
“These are categories of people that need special attention which they are no longer having from the health personnel because of fear of coronavirus.”