The three members of the Kano State task force on COVID-19, on Friday, April 17, have tested positive to Coronavirus pandemic, Kano State Government reports.
Aminu Tsanyawa, Commissioner for Health, who made this known in a statement on Friday, did not give details of the members, who tested positive.
He said, “With a deep sense of sadness and on behalf of the state government, I hereby announce that the Co-Chairman and some members of Kano State Task Force on COVID-19 were tested and three of the results came out positive for Coronavirus.
“Government advises the general public to keep social distancing, avoid overcrowding and stay at home to keep safe as it continues to take measures to contain the spread of the disease in the state.”
He said the three task force members were at the special isolation centre at the Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu quarters, Kano.
Meanwhile, Nasiru Gawuna, deputy governor of Kano, has tested negative for COVID-19.
Hassan Musa, his Press Secretary, disclosed this in a separate statement on Friday.
Recall that, on Thursday, the Co-Chairman of the Kano State Task Force on COVID-19, Abdulrazaq Garba Habib, tested positive, all other members of the task force chaired by the deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, have gone into self-isolation.
Other members of the committee include Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s daughter, Amina Umar, Commissioner for Health, Aminu Tsanyawa, and Commissioner for Environment, Kabiru Getso, and Imam Wada, the secretary.
They have had several meetings together with Prof Abdulrazaq Garba Habib who on Thursday tested positive.