The Kano State commissioner for health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, has urged the people of Kano State to disregard the rumour making the rounds that there is a high death rate in the state.
COVID-19: Disregard high death rate rumour in Kano, KNSG tells public
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
A press statement signed by the information officer of the ministry, Hadiza M. Namadi, said the ministry is working hard to verify the veracity of the claimed.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Kano State Ministry of Health has been drawn to a post being circulated on social media platforms on purported death of number of people within two days and buried in some cemeteries within Kano metropolis.
As the ministry could not immediately verify the veracity of the claim making the rounds, the state’s commissioner of health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, hereby assures the general public that investigation into the matter is ongoing to verify the claim and possible causes of the deaths.”
Tsanyawa also assured that the public will be informed on the outcome of the investigation in due course.
The statement added: “While he prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed, the commissioner also advises people to continue to observe social distancing, wash hands regularly, avoid gatherings and stay at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19.”