Nigeria, Dr. Tijjani Hussaini, the Coordinator, COVID-19 Technical Response
Team confirmed that Kano State Government has set up nine COVID-19 sample
collection centers to boost detection and quick response to the pandemic.
were set up in the Kano metropolis while one other was established in Rano
Local Government Area (LGA). Ten more sample collection centers will soon be
put in place, bringing the number to 19 in the state.
voluntary mobilizes in the LGAs to enhance active case search at the
grassroots. The plan is to set up one sample collection centre in each of the
44 LGAs,” he said.
Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has opened three functional molecular
laboratories. Also Dangote Foundation and ’54gene’ donated a mobile laboratory
at the Muhammadu Buhari Hospital, Giginyu.
capacity per day while plans are under way to increase the capacity to between
1, 300 and 1, 500 per day.
government had trained health workers on Infection, Prevention and Control
(IPC), to protect them against contracting the disease.
health workers is linked to lack of knowledge on how to protect themselves
against infections. We have quickly turned around the tide and the health
workers in isolation discharged,” he said.
cases, Hussaini said most of the cases were reported in the Kano metropolis
while at least one case of the virus was registered in 31 LGAs.
government had stepped up efforts to raise awareness on the pandemic in
partnership with the development partners.
were discharged and the state recorded 38 deaths.