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COVID-19: Anxiety in Kano as Emir rushed to hospital in critical condition

There is anxiety in Kano state after one of the four emirs of the newly created emirates in Kano, the emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Ila ll, was reportedly rushed to hospital over an undisclosed illness.

According to the Daily Trust said Emir was rushed to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in critical condition early on Friday, May 1.

The source who does not want to be named disclosed that the monarch had been referred to Nassarawa specialist hospital for further medical attention.

“As I am speaking with you now (around 2:55PM), the vehicle that is conveying the emir to Nassarawa hospital just left the premises of AKTH.

The condition of the emir was critical as at the time they departed AKTH,” the source said.

The newspaper reported that one of the traditional title holders in Rano emirate who craved anonymity also confirmed the incident.

The unnamed traditional titleholder said the emir was first rushed to AKTH but for lack of oxygen, he was referred to Nassarawa hospital.

He expressed fears that the traditional ruler may have contracted the COVID-19 infection.

“The emir is in critical condition and from the look of things; it could be a case of COVID-19. May Allah protect us all, but the situation is alarming,” the source said.

Meanwhile, Kano on Friday night, May 1, has recorded another 90 new cases of Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the state to 311 and 8 deaths.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), who made the announcement on Friday night, on its official Twitter account, saying Kano had recorded 90 cases of the COVID-19.

On the 1st of May 2020, 90 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Kano. Till date, 311 cases have been confirmed in the state, one case have been discharged and eight death has been recorded in the state.

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Abdullahi Hammed

Abdullahi Hammed was born in Kano State, Nigeria. A journalist by profession for the past five years. He Studied Mass Communication at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. Contact: [email protected]

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