COVID 19: Kano Commences House-to-house Search for Virus Carriers

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 05

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has mobilized 3,300 informers to begin a house-to-house search for possible Coronavirus cases in the state.

On Monday, National Coordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu said that 20 rapid response teams had been sent out to conduct tests on suspected carriers.

Aliyu extended his gratitude to the partners who supported the task force’s response, particularly the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for donating about 30 vehicles and the state government which has been working closely with the task force.

“In addition to this, we have continued to work closely with our partners to deploy technical staff to support the Kano response. We have at least 41 staff from the NCDC and 17 from the WHO at the moment in Kano.

“We have, through our partners, also funded two facilitators by local government area and will be establishing one sample centre per local government area in the state. We are grateful to INEC for mobilising 30 vehicles to be sent to Kano and at least 25 ambulances mobilised through the federal government, Dangote Foundation and the BUA Group.

 “We have also secured, through our partners, an additional 20 rapid response teams that will enable us to reach people who need to be tested in Kano, within a very short period of time,” he added.

Confirmed cases in Kano stand at 342, with 7 recoveries and 6 deaths.

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