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BREAKING: Mysterious Kano Deaths Caused By Coronavirus – Officials

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Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on COVID-19, has said that the virus was the cause of the mysterious deaths recorded in Kano State in recent days.

The presidential team on COVID-19 pandemic had Tuesday last week arrived Kano State with full commitment to unravel the mystery behind the mass death in the state. Dr Gwarzo had said the experience of epidemiologists and other technical personnel in the team will be used to support the state task force to review cases of COVID-19 pandemic and determine whether or not the mysterious death has a connection with it.

Gwarzo, who in his latest remarks, 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 gave 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.

The committees mandate was to support Kano and offer technical assistance.

“Our interest as directed is to interrupt further spread of the virus in Kano,” Gwarzo said Tuesday on arrival, on a courtesy visit to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at Government House.

“We are also mandated to evaluate the incessant death in the state and whether or not the cause of the death is natural or associated with COVID-19 pandemic.”

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