BY MARY KUYE
National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Gwarzo has said that coronavirus was behind the ongoing mass deaths in Kano.
Speaking with journalists in Kano on Sunday, Gwarzo whose father was also a victim of the mysterious death in Kano said the investigation had shown that COVID-19 is responsible for some of the deaths.
He said: “Let me inform us that most of the deaths recorded of recent and test carried out showed that coronavirus was the cause,” he said.
“So, before the final report 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.
“We need to know what is happening we are successful in identifying what the problems are and secondly we are happy on the level of cooperation the private sector and other stakeholders.
”Many people have come out to support the state we cannot expand our investigation until we are certain.
“We have five cogent reasons to say that the mass death recorded in Kano is associated with coronavirus.”
He listed them as the age of the deceased persons, the concentration of the people in one place and “test we have constructed which have an element of COVID-19”.
Gwarzo spoke during the official presentation and handing over of the mobile testing laboratory the Aliko Dangote Foundation donated to Kano government.