On Monday evening, May 4, the Kastina State government has sealed the palace of the Emir of Daura after it recorded many cases of COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus.
Daura is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State.
According to Dr Mustapha Inuwa, Secretary to the State Government, the results of samples taken will determine when the palace will be reopened.
He said, “It is a normal protocol worldwide that anywhere positive cases are recorded, the places are sealed off and samples taken to address spread.”
Katsina State on Sunday recorded eight new cases of Coronavirus, according to data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 46.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on COVID-19, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, on Sunday, May 3, has said that the Coronavirus pandemic was the cause of the mysterious deaths recorded in Kano State in recent days.
Gwarzo, who spoke on Sunday, said the recent deaths from the test carried out established that COVID-19 was the cause.
He said, “Let me inform us that most of the deaths recorded of recent and test carried out showed that Coronavirus was the cause.
“So, before the final report which would be ready in the next one week or few days, it is necessary for people of Kano to wake up from their slumber that this is a serious issue.
“It is not a new thing, countries like America, China, Italy, Spain, England, France and others experienced similar mysterious deaths.”
There have been concerns about the COVID-19 cases and the increasing deaths in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari had during the week given a matching order to the Gwarzo-led Presidential Task Force to unravel the cause of the mysterious deaths in Kano and also to contain the spread of the virus in the state.