Kano discharges 16 more Coronavirus patients

Government said 16 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from isolation after they tested negative to the virus twice.

Malam Muhammad Garba, the state’s Commissioner for , made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Kano.

Muhammad disclosed this brings the total of discharged patients in the state to 22.

He said among the discharged patients were Prof. Abdulrazak Garba Habeeb of the Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, University, Kano who is also the co-chairman of the state Taskforce on COVID-19; and Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, the state Commissioner for Health, among others.

“All the patients tested negative for the disease after the two follow ups and have, therefore, reached full recovery,” he said.

The commissioner advised the people to safety protocols; personal hygiene, regular hand washing, use of face mask and social distancing.

It will be recalled the State Ministry of Health had earlier confirmed 427 cases of , six discharged and 13 deaths. (NAN)