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Covid-19 responsible for mass deaths recorded in Kano- Gwarzo

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Leadership of the Presidential Technical Team on Covid-19, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo has said that Coronavirus is responsible for the mass deaths recorded in Kano State recently as the team were deployed to the state to support committee in upscaling it’s response to the deadly virus.

He made this known in an interview with journalists in Kano on Sunday during official presentation and handing over of the mobile testing laboratory donate by Aliko Dangote Foundation to Kano State government.

He said with the preliminary report, most of the deaths recorded of recent and test carried out indicated that coronavirus is the cause. “Hence, before the final report which would be ready in the next one week or few days, it is necessary for people of the state to wake up from their slumber that this is a serious issue at hand.” He added that after the verbal autopsy and test carried out, it had been established that COVID-19 is the cause of most of the deaths.

Meanwhile, it was part of the terms of reference given to the team by President Muhammadu Buhari to unravel the real cause of the reported unprecedented daily deaths being recorded in the State.

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