After first case, Kano scales up campaign against Coronavirus

Sate Government says it has adopted measures to contain spread of Coronavirus, sequel to the first case of the virus recorded in the state.

Gov. Abdullahi , stated this in a state broadcast on Saturday on the index case recorded in metropolis.

said the state government ordered commercial tricycle operators not to take more than one passenger at a time as part of social distancing measures adopted to contain the pandemic.

He said that the index case was a 75--old former diplomat no of foreign trip in the past six months. 

said: “We confirm that a retired diplomat who 75- years of age, has tested positive for the virus. This the first case in .“The man now receiving medical treatment at Kwanar Dawaki Isolation Centre near Kano.

“We are already identifying who were in close contact the patient.

“The man was said to have travelled to Lagos, Abuja and Kaduna in the past two weeks, respectively, and returned from Kaduna on March 25.

“He had several engagements family and friends including attending to weddings and Friday prayers”.

Ganduje emphasised that collaboration with clerics and market leaders would be intensified to educate the on precautionary measures against the dreaded COVID-19.

The governor enjoined residents to pray for an to the pandemic, practice social distancing and ensure good personal hygiene to prevent spread of the virus. (NAN)